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Are Figs OK for IgA Nephropathy Patients

Are Figs OK for IgA Nephropathy PatientsFigs have many health benefits for the human body. But are figs OK for IgA Nephropathy patients who have many food restrictions? The answer is certain, eating figs regularly helps you regulate several symptoms in the following.

Lower high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common complication of IgA Nephropathy. It does not only cause damage to the kidneys, but also increase your risk of heart disease so as to threaten your life. Therefore, you should lower blood pressure as early as possible. Besides medical treatment, moderate diet intake can also help you. Figs are a good source of potassium, which counteracts the effect of sodium and control blood pressure.

Control cholesterol level

High cholesterol level also often occurs when your kidney function decreases to certain degree. Figs contain pectin, which is a soluble fiber. It can mops up excess clumps of cholesterol and carries them to the excretory system to be eliminated from the body.

Help treat diabetes

If you have diabetes, fig leaf is a good choice for you. Because they have been shown to have antidiabetic properties and can actually reduce the amount of insulin needed by diabetics who require insulin injections. In addition, the content of potassium can ensure the blood sugar spikes and falls are much less frequent.

Figs has other health benefits, such as prevent constipation, help weight loss, strengthen bones, aid in digestion, reduce fatigue, induces good sleep, etc.

Though figs have many medicinal values for IgA Nephropathy patients, it does mean you can eat figs blindly. Figs are packed with rich oxalates. If your kidney function has declined, they will build up in the blood, crystallize and cause kidney stone. Besides, too much figs intake can cause diarrhea. Therefore, before you add it into your diet, you had better consult your dietitian.

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