As long as your kidneys are impaired, they can not deal with the by-products of food timely so that a lot of waste products build up in the blood. Besides, improper food intake can also make your condition worsen so as to add insult to injury. Then what should be the food habits of a patient of IgA Nephropathy?
-About salt intake
As long as you have swelling, you must limit salt intake. When swelling is severe, salt intake should be less than 1g per day. In some cases, salt intake should be avoided. The purpose of low salt diet is to reduce water and sodium retention in body, which helps swelling fade away and high blood pressure reduce. If your kidney function is impaired, you should pay attention to the salt intake strictly and follow a light diet.
-About fruits and vegetables intake
If your urine output is normal and do not have severe kidney failure, you should eat more vegetables and fruits to supply enough vitamins. If your urine becomes less, especially less than 500 ml per day, you should select certain vegetables and fruits to eat. Because some fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium, it is likely for them to elevate blood potassium level further. When it is too high, it can cause sudden cardiac arrest to threaten your life.
-About protein intake
You should take protein according to the severity of kidney damage, and had better choose high quality protein to eat, such as egg white, lean meat, fish, milk, etc.
In addition, you should pay attention to the intake of carbohydrate, fat, phosphorus intake, etc. Space limited, so we do not explain them one by one in detail. Besides diet, you should seek medical treatment aggressively to repair kidney damage and promote kidney function. Only in this way can you lead a normal life. In our hospital, we have succeeded in helping many IgA Nephropathy patients lead a normal life, hope we can help you as well.
What should be the food habits of a patient of IgA Nephropathy? Now you get the answer. For more information on IgA Nephropathy healthy living and treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.