Reasonable Diet Principles for IgA Nephropathy Patients
Reasonable diet plays an essential role to delay the progression of kidney disease and help the disease restore. What foods IgA nephropathy patients can eat or not? In the following we will give you introduce, hope you can find useful information or consult online doctor.
As a matter of fact, there is no strictly limit in diet for IgA nephropathy patients, but it is still necessary for patients to adhere to low-salt, low-fat, and low-protein diet.
The reasonable diets are mentioned in the following:
1. Limit intake of protein, but can intake moderate amount of high quality protein.
The more protein intake, the more creatine and waste metabolism are produced. Due to creatine and blood urea nitrogen will increase the burden of kidneys, patients should avoid egg, meat and bean produces as much as possible. In addition, patients still need to intake high quality protein to ensure energy supply.
2. Limit salt, potassium and water.
If patients are suffering from edema and high blood pressure, you should limit salt intake. Moreover, patients also need avoid foods with high salt content, such as salted eggs and pickle.
What is more, patients should limit intake of potassium, in case potassium content above the normal level. High potassium foods include banana, watermelon, and red bean. For patients with serious edema, they should limit intake water.
Apart from these restrictions, patients also need to supplement lost vitamin. Fresh fruits and vegetables can provide the basic vitamin and nutrition patients need.
IgA nephropathy is a kind of kidney disease, which will have too many toxins and excess fluids accumulated in the body. So, patients also need to eat some diuretic foods so as to improve the excretion of harmful toxins and excess fluids.
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