IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger’s disease, is caused by the deposition of immune globulins in glomerular mesangial area. It is a kidney disease which easily hits children and teenagers. The best diet plan for IgA Nephropathy can not only help improve patients’ life quality, but also has high influences on improving the outcome of treatments of this disease. So there are some suggestions about this topic and we hope a part of the following passages can help you greatly.
1. Low-Protein Diet
Nutritionist tells us that low-protein diet can help to slow down the illness progression of IgA Nephropathy greatly. In our daily life, many IgA nephropathy patients and their families think that they should eat more protein since they have lost a lot of proteins in their urine. However, in fact, high protein diet can increase albumin synthesis in the liver, but at the same time, a lot of protein will be leaked in the urine. Since the amount of protein intake has been limited, having a high quality protein diet strongly recommended to the IgA nephropathy patients, such as fish, egg white, milk and lean meat, etc. Expert advises that daily protein intake should be limited within 0.7-1.0g
This is one of the important points of the best diet plan for IgA nephropathy.
2. Low Salt
In addition to limit the protein intake, IgA nephropathy patients also should pay more close attention to the amount of salt if they have serious edema and high blood pressure. Besides, low salt diet is good for controlling high blood pressure and slowing down decline rate of kidney functions. You should limit the salt intake less than 1g everyday.
3. Other Diet Suggestions
IgA nephropathy patients had better to eat more fruits and vegetables but avoid pickles, tobacco, alcohol, spicy and stimulating foods like garlic, onion, hot pepper , etc as much as possible. In addition, they should have a proper rest and avoid over-tiredness and strenuous activities in the life.
Of course, if you want to set out a good diet plan based on your specific illness conditions, please contact us immediately, we will try our beast to help you.