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Daily Potassium Consumption for IgA Nephropathy

Daily Potassium Consumption for IgA NephropathyHealthy kidneys can remove waste from the blood and balance electrolytes in the body, but when you get IgA Nephropathy, kidney inflammation occurs, which over time can cause the kidney function impairment. And then patients are often required to limit the potassium consumption. In the following, we will have a general introduction to daily potassium consumption for IgA Nephropathy.

Potassium consumption for IgA Nephropathy

Potassium is a mineral, which plays a role in keeping your heartbeat regular and your muscles working right. In the early stage of IgA Nephropathy, proper potassium intake can counteract the effect of sodium so as to relieve edema and lower blood pressure. But with the development of kidney disease, you should pay attention to the intake of potassium. Because if your potassium becomes too high, it can cause an irregular heartbeat or a heart attack.

How to keep potassium level into normal range for IgA Nephropathy?

The normal potassium level ranges from 3.5 to 5.0. When it is in 5.1-6.0, you should pay caution. If it is higher than 6, it means you are in the danger zone.

-In the daily, you should limit food high in potassium, such as milk, sweet potatoes, bananas, avocado, acorn squash, dates, etc.

-Consult a renal dietitian. He/She will help you plan your diet so you are getting the right amount of potassium. Most kidney patients should consume between 1500 and 2700 mg of potassium per day.

-Almost all foods have some potassium, so the size of the serving is very important. Avoid eating certain food in large quantity.

Because different IgA Nephropathy patients have different medical condition, you had better consult your doctor to make sure whether you should limit the intake of potassium or not. For more information about IgA Nephropathy healthy living, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message. We are glad to help you.

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