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It is acknowledged that exercises are beneficial for people’s health. For people with IgA Nephropathy, what kind of exercises are appropriate? What are the benefits? And what should be noted?
Benefit of exercises for IgA nephropathy patients
• Control blood pressure
Activities can help improve cardiac function, therefore, blood pressure can be well controlled.
• Lower blood sugar level
Taking moderate exercises can stimulate the body the consume more energy, as a consequence, the blood sugar level can be lowered accordingly.
• Improve sleep quality
Patients may feel tired after physical activities, thus, they can get a good sleep after exercises.
What’s more, moderate physical activities can also help maintain a healthy body weight and appetite, improve muscle strength and boost immunity.
What should be noted about exercises for IgA nephropathy?
If the condition is severe, IgA nephropathy patients had better stay away from strenuous activities. In the meanwhile, they should avoid overstrain. Otherwise, the illness condition may continue to deteriorate. Besides, the following points should also be noted:
1. Choose some mild activity and move more muscle groups. Generally, these activities include walking, jogging, bicycling, Tai Chi, yoga and so on.
2. Patients should adjust the length of movement according to the specific condition. Mostly, the time can be maintained at 20-30 minutes, 3 to 5 times a week. If they feel good, it can last for 45 minutes or more.
Doing exercise not only is good for people with IgA nephropathy, but also helps patients keep a good mood. If you are clear about which exercise is suited for you or the movement time, remember that our Free Online Doctors are always here to help!