IgA Nephropathy is a kind of glomerulonephritis which can lead to kidney failure. To reduce the burden of kidneys and protect kidneys from being damaged further, it is necessary for you to follow a scientific diet. What kind of diet can help prolong kidney failure for IgA Nephropathy patients? Go on reading to learn more information.
As we all know, salt intake has direct relation with swelling. Too much salt intake is not good for kidney health, thereby many IgA Nephropathy patients pay especially attention to salt intake or even avoid salt intake, leading to low blood sodium level or hypochloremia, which can cause muscle cramp, low blood pressure, low blood volume, etc. Therefore, you had better take salt according to your condition.
In instances of severe kidney damage, a low-protein diet may be necessary to prevent too much waste from building up in your blood. Protein creates waste that makes your kidneys have to work harder to get rid of the waste. But it also does not mean you should avoid protein intake. We should consume moderate protein to satisfy the need of body. High quality protein is recommended, such as egg white, lean meat, fish, milk, poultry without skin, etc.
-Fresh vegetables and fruits
Most fresh vegetables and fruits are good for IgA Nephropathy patients. They can help you supplement essential elements, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc. But if your blood potassium level or blood phosphorus level is high, you had better reduce the food high in them. If their level is low, you can eat moderate food high in them.
Note: IgA Nephropathy patients usually have high uric acid level. Uric acid is the waste pf purine. Many foods you take are great source of purine, such as seafood, animal pluck, beans, beer, etc.
What kind of diet can help prolong kidney failure for IgA Nephropathy patients? Different people have different medical condition, so you had better consult a dietitian. Besides, it might as well combine diet with medical treatment to achieve a better effect. For more information on IgA Nephropathy treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.