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Potatoes: Is It Good For IgA Nephropathy Patients

Time:  2014-02-07 03:19

Potatoes: Is It Good For IgA Nephropathy PatientsDiet is an important part in the treatment of IgA Nephropathy. It is a known fact that there are many limits in kidney disease patients? Therefore, Is the potato OK for IgA Nephropathy patients?

First, let’s know what elements are in potato.

1. Full of potassium element

Potato is rich in potassium element, so it can adjust the weak physique of people, and prevent the wound or other diseases. Besides, potassium supply contributes to the people with myasthenia or inappetence. However, for IgA Nephropathy patients, their kidney inherent cells have been badly damaged, and the ion metabolism capacity has decreased, and the main element of potato is starch. Also the damaged kidneys can not discharge potassium ion, so IgA Nephropathy patients usually suffer from hyperlipidemia if using potato. Hence, it is not good for IgA Nephropathy patients to eat potatoes.

2. Toxic substance in potato

There is a kind of toxic substance called alkaloid in potatoes. When people eat too much potatoes, people is likely to suffer from nausea, diarrhea. Besides, kidney function of IgA Nephropathy patients have been affected and can not remove too many potassium, so it is not good for kidney disease patients to eat more potatoes. For IgA Nephropathy patients, they should eat less potato or even remit them from their diet.

The above information tells IgA Nephropathy patients not to eat potatoes, but it does not mean all patients can not eat potatoes. For instance, in early stage of IgA Nephropathy, patients’ urine output is still normal, so excess wastes, toxins and liquids can be filtered successfully from the body. In this case, eating potatoes moderately is allowed, but patients should not eat fried potatoes which will increase the workload of kidneys.

There is no exact answer to tell whether IgA Nephropathy patients can not eat potatoes or not, because it chiefly depends on your own health condition. For safety, you had better talk with your online doctor carefully before consume it.

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