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IgA Nephropathy: How to Avoid Dialysis with Diet

2013-12-27 01:14| Font Size A A A

IgA Nephropathy: How to Avoid Dialysis with DietIgA nephropathy will progress into kidney failure without proper treatment. Diet is also an important part of treatment. Unhealthy diet will accelerate the progression of kidney failure. How to avoid dialysis with diet for IgA nephropathy patients?

Dialysis is a common treatment for kidney failure patients. It can help kidney remove extra toxins and water in blood. But long-term dialysis will increase the risk of developing side-effects and complications. The following tips are recommended to IgA nephropathy patients to avoid dialysis.

Tip 1. Patients should follow a low-salt diet.

As we all know that low-salt diet is good to the health of our body, especially for IgA nephropathy patients. Normally, the recommended salt intake everyday should be 5-6g, but for IgA nephropathy patients, the salt intake should be limited to 2-3g everyday. At the same time, moderate microelement should be supplied.

Tip 2. Patients should follow a low but high-quality protein.

Animal protein is a better choice for you because they contain more essential amino-acid. Foods like egg white, milk, lean meat, chicken and fish are recommended as better sources of high -quality protein. For patients who have normal kidney function but much protein in urine, daily protein intake should be limited to 1-1.5g every body weight. And for those with server kidney damage, 0.6-0.8g every body weight protein should be consumed.

Tip 3. There are some kind of foods that are not suggested to patients with IgA nephropathy. Such as stimulating foods, like sea foods, pepper, alcohol and coffee. Some foods that are rich in potassium and phosphorus should be avoided, like bananas, apples, persimmon, oranges and litchi.

The diet is very important to avoid dialysis for patients with IgA nephropathy. However, there are slight differences for different people. If you have questions, you can ask the online doctor. If you want to get a personalized diet, you can send your test report to for a free reply.

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