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What Foods Should I Eat To Avoid IgA Nephropathy

Time:  2014-02-11 06:20

What Foods Should I Eat To Avoid IgA NephropathyAn effective treatment is important to all of disease, but proper diet is also quite important. A proper diet can help ease symptoms, control illness progression, reduce burdens on already damaged kidney tissues and preserve residual kidney functions. Then what is the general guidance of proper diet for IgA Nephropathy patients?

Generally speaking, the diet should be low sodium, low potassium, low fat and high quality protein intake.

1. Low sodium intake

High blood pressure is often to be seen in IgA Nephropathy patients and it will in turn worsen kidney damage. Well control of high blood pressure can reduce proteinuria and hematuria as well as slow the progression of IgA Nephropathy. Apart from hypotensive medicines, a low sodium diet is also important in controlling of high blood pressure.

2. Control potassium intake

If the medical reports show there is high potassium level in your blood, you should limit foods with high potassium foods such as bananas, tomatoes and oranges, etc. Because high potassium intake will cause irregular heartbeat problems.

3. Low fat intake

Fatty foods can lead to high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol which will increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases. Plant oils rather than animal oils is used in diet. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits which contain rich vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

4. High quality protein food intake

IgA Nephropathy patients should eat high quality foods like fish, egg white, lean meat, etc. They should also avoid beans and bean products.

5. Avoid cold or it will worsen kidney damage.

6. Avoid alcoholic drinks. IgA Nephropathy patients had better avoid alcoholic drinks, spicy foods and stimulating foods.

I hope the above information can help you. If you want to know a personalized diet, welcome to consult our online doctors or leave us a message to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com.

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