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What Should You Know on Diet with IgA Nephropathy

2013-09-23 15:34| Font Size A A A

What Should You Know on Diet with IgA NephropathyIgA Nephropathy is a disease of immune system with damage on glomerular, featuring as proteinuria, high blood pressure, blood urine even kidney dysfunction. Diet has much to do with the condition of your health and the immune system. Proper diet can help you alleviate the symptoms and delay the progression of the illness.

Patients with IgA nephropathy should follow the diet guidance like this in general.

Notice the protein intake.

The damaged glomerular fails to preserve protein in our body and protein will occur in urine. You should limit protein intake to protect too much protein from leaking out and thus reduce the burden of glomerular. Because protein is the essential substance of our body, you should make sure that you have enough protein to maintain the normal function of our body. In this case, you should take in high-quality protein like lean meat, fish, eggs, etc.

Limit salt intake.

Patients with IgA nephropathy always accompanied by high blood pressure. High salt intake will increase the condition of high blood pressure. In daily life, you should avoid these food like pickles, processed food, canned food, etc. Besides, you should also pay attention to water intake in order not to increase swelling. The suggested daily water intake is no more than 800-1200 liters.

Eat more vegetables and fruits.

Vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamin. Vitamin is helpful in recovering kidney function. Moreover, high creatinine is often the symptom of damaged glomerular, and it is the metabolic product of muscles. Eat more vegetables and fruits is also helpful in reducing creatinine level.

Low potassium food.

You are suggested to take in low potassium food if your potassium in blood is high in your lab test. Food like banana, potato, tomato, celery and so on.

What’s more, drinking and smoking can also aggravate the condition of the illness, so you should also avoid them.

A healthy diet is good for delaying the process of IgA nephropathy. If you have other problems, you’d better consult a dietitian or you can leave a message to our experts, they will give a detail information.



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