What is the Diet Plan for Membranous Nephropathy
For patients with Membranous Nephropathy, they should realize that a reasonable diet can help control its progression effectively. Then, what is the suggested diet plan?
Well control of salt intake
The intake of salt should be limited if some of them are presenting swelling or sudden decrease of urine output. Earing too much salt will aggravate swelling and high blood pressure. In general, the intake of salt should be less than 5g. So they should try to avoid processed foods, salty foods, pickled foods, smoked products, etc.
Study shows that too much intake of protein will aggravate the burden of kidneys and lead to further deterioration of renal function. Therefore, the intake of protein should be not that much. However, they can take some high-quality protein foods, such as egg white, milk, fish, lean meat, etc. If you are interested in the specific amount of protein intake, please email us:firstname.lastname@example.org and our experts will reply you soon.
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Fresh fruits and vegetables are very helpful for membranous nephropathy patients, because they can provide vitamins and other nutrient substances to the body. However, some vegetables and fruits are abundant in potassium. And high potassium level in the blood can be life-threatening. Therefore, foods like bananas, oranges, etc should be avoided.
Avoid stimulating foods
Generally, patients are not suggested to eat irritating foods, such as pepper, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, seafoods, etc. In addition, they can eat some light and digestible foods.
A proper diet is very important for patients with this autoimmune disorder. Except for healthy diet, effective treatments are the key. And experts at our Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital recommend patients with Immunotherapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. For more information, you can consult with our professional doctor or leave us message below.
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