Dietary Management for People with IgA Nephropathy
IgA Nephropathy refers to an autoimmune disorder and it is characterized by IgA deposited in the kidneys. Even if diet alone can not cure this disease from the root cause, a proper diet can still help delay its progression effectively. Then let’s have a look at the follow contents.
High-quality protein foods
Study shows that excessive intake of protein will increase the burden of kidneys. Therefore, limiting the intake of the protein is a wise choice for people with this disease. In addition, they can eat some high-quality protein foods, such as, lean meat, chicken, egg white, fish, milk and so on. However, the specific amount should be varies from cases to cases. If you are interested in this, please send us your medical report:firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply you soon.
Avoid eating high-potassium foods
For people with IgA Nephropathy, the impaired kidneys will fail to maintain the balance of water and electrolytes. Thereby, high-potassium level is more likely to appear and it can cause irregular heartbeat or even kidney failure. In daily life, sufferers should avoid eating high-potassium foods, such as, banana, tomatoes, oranges, etc.
Omega-3 fatty acid
Eating omega-3 fatty acid foods can help reduce the risk of having cardiovascular disease and heart diseases. Meanwhile, some of the foods have anti-inflammation function, so patients can choose to eat some omega-3 fatty acid foods. If you are not clear about this, please consult with our online doctor directly.
As the disorder progresses, patients may experience swelling and high blood pressure. Therefore, foods that are abundant in salt should be limited. Such as, processed products, salty foods and so on.
If you happen to be a person with IgA nephropathy, we hope you can gain a lot from this article. Anything unclear, you can leave us message below. Best wishes!
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