IgA Nephropathy patients are often recommended to take fish oil. It is said to have the function of reducing proteinuria. Can fish oil really help IgA Nephropathy patients reduce proteinuria? After reading this article, you will have a clear mind.
Researches show that fish oil is indeed helpful in protecting cardiovascular system. It can reduce triglyceride level, decrease systolic pressure, regulate blood cholesterol level, diminish resting heart rate, improve intradermal function, and reduce the risk of sudden death for coronary heart disease patients.
But whether it is helpful for IgA Nephropathy patients or not, there has been not a definite conclusion. Some studies showed that it can reduce urine protein and protect kidney function, but some said it had not that function.
However, considering that fish oil does not have so many side effect, and it is beneficial for your cardiovascular system, KDIGO guidance suggests that it can be a safe treatment plan. That is to say, if your proteinuria and blood pressure can not be controlled well, you are suggested to have a try, but it is not highly recommended.
How to control the dosage of fish oil for IgA Nephropathy patients?
According to the analysis results of high dosage and low dosage of fish oil for IgA Nephropathy in authoritative journal JASN, they have little distinction in the rate of descent of kidney function. Therefore, for IgA Nephropathy patients, it is OK to take low dosage of fish oil.
KDIGO Guidance recommends the fish oil dosage is 3.3g per day (EPA: 1.9g, DHA: 1.4g). In general, fish oil content in the market is that one tablet contains EPA 0.18g and DHA 0.12g. That is to say, to consume 3.3g, you need to take 12 tablets. This is just for reference. Before taking it, you had better consult your doctor to make sure the dosage.
Can fish oil help IgA Nephropathy patients reduce proteinuria? You can have a try, but it can not replace your medical treatment. If you are interested in more information on natural remedies for your disease, you can leave a message below or contact online doctor.