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Is Blueberry Good for IgA Nephropathy

2014-03-17 01:34| Font Size A A A

Is Blueberry Good for IgA NephropathyFor people with IgA Nephropathy, it’s necessary for them to know what foods are beneficial for their condition. Well, can they eat blueberry?

Also known as Berger’s disease, it is defined by the presence of IgA immune complexes in the mesangial area of kidneys. Over time, these deposits may trigger inflammatory reaction, resulting in progressive decline of kidney function.

According to the statistics, blueberry is loaded with many substances, such as vitamins, calcium, iron, amino acid, etc. Below are some of the benefits of blueberry for IgA nephropathy:

Prevent urinary tract infection For people with this disorder, some of the patients may have urinary tract infection. And eating this fruit in moderation can help inhibit the growth of bacteria to a certain degree, thereby, UTI can be prevented.

Treat heart disease Due to its high content of fiber, antioxidants and the ability to lower Low Density Lipoprotein level, blueberries can be added to your diet to treat heart disorders.

Boost immunity Blueberries are also rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, zinc and iron, it can help strengthen the immunity and fight against bacteria or viruses. Additionally, this fruit can also help prevent constipation and improve digestion.

Except for blueberry, other fruits are also helpful:

Cranberry According to the survey, cranberry can help deal with infections, support cardiovascular heath, anti-aging and so on.

Apple As the old saying goes ”an apple a day keeps the doctors away”, due to high fiber content and anti-inflammatory compounds, it has been proven that apple can help reduce cholesterol level to a certain extent.

The above are mainly on whether blueberry is good for IgA nephropathy patients. As the condition varies, the diet should also be different. If you are interested in this, please email to renal-disease@hotmail.com to get a personalized food list.



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