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Can I have leafy greens with Lupus Nephritis? In our daily life, green vegetables are healthy and nourishing food for people. However, for Lupus Nephritis patients, they have many dietary tombs due to kidney damage.
Lupus Nephritis is an autoimmune disease which is most commonly seen renal damage of glomerulus attributes to long-term SLE. To be frank, in most cases, vast majority of leafy greens is unbefitting for patients with Lupus Nephritis, which puts down to a certain diseased. For example, if patients eat too many green vegetables like cabbage, celery, corainder, lettuce, it will induce the allergic to light. It is better to avoid the food which can absorb the light, because patients are prone to suffer from rash, butterfly-shaped erythema, and much light will worsen the illness condition and cause further damage to patients.
Well then, what are the proper diet for Lupus Nephritis patients?
High quality protein food
Lupus Nephritis patients often lose large amounts of protein from urine due to kidney damage, and it can lead to hypoproteinemia. Thus patients have to supply sufficient high quality protein so as to meet the body’s need. They can drink milk, bean products, egg white, lean meat and so on.
Since the kidneys are damaged by numerous factors, kidney can not regulate and balance the water and electrolyte in the body. Thus it is easy to cause swelling or edema. In addition, high blood pressure is one of leading causes of kidney disease and intake of high salt will increase blood pressure and worsen illness condition. Therefore, low-salt diet plays a significant role in protecting renal function.
Besides, patients should intake enough vitamin and fiber, for example, fruit and grain. If you have no idea about what you can eat, you’d better consult a doctor according to your condition. Of course, diet should keep changing along with changes of illness condition. Therefore, it is necessary to keep in touch with your dietitian. Or you can talk with our online doctors directly or leave a message below and we will reply you ASAP.
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