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IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disease which should not only concentrate on treatment, but also should pay attention to daily diet. In our daily life, vitamin C is an very essential element to keep our body health. Well then, how much vitamin C can patients take every day?
Some studies have shown that vitamin C is indeed good for IgA Nephropathy patients. It can help protect kidney function from the following aspects:
1. Boost immune system
Vitamin C can neutralize the free radicals in the body and strengthen immune system so as to protect you from these aliments.
2. Lower high blood pressure
As we all know, high blood pressure is one of leading cause of kidney damage. Taking vitamin C and antihypertensive drugs together can help decrease blood pressure.
3. Relieve anemia
With the decline of kidney function, they can not secrete enough erythropoietin to make red blood cells. Taking vitamin C and iron together can increase how much iron the body absorbs so as to relieve anemia.
4. Control protein in urine
Taking vitamin C and vitamin E can reduce protein in the urine in people with diabetes.
5. Lower cholesterol level
It can help decrease total and LDL(bad) cholesterol and triglycerides which can reduce kidneys’ burden.
As for the question how much patients can take vitamin C every day, it need to depend on your illness condition. Because since condition is very different from person to person. Generally, there are several groups which can as your reference.
1.Men, 90mg per day.
2.Women, 75mg per day.
3.Pregnant women, 85mg per day.
But before taking it, you’d better to consult your health provider for an individualized dosage of vitamin C. If you want a radical and natural treatment, please contact us and we will do our best to help you. Good luck!