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What Would Be Good Diet for A Person with IgA Nephropathy

What Would Be Good Diet for A Person with IgA NephropathyTreatment for IgA Nephropathy should not only include medical treatment. Dietary treatment is also very important. Every day we have to eat to sustain our life. Proper diet provides us with balanced nutrients so as to strengthen our immune system and protect us from various diseases. What would be good diet for a person with IgA Nephropathy? A good diet should balance the nutrients, such as sodium, protein, vitamins, carbohydrates, etc.


Salt is the great source of sodium. Without salt, you may feel the food tasteless. When diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, a low sodium diet is often recommended, because too much sodium intake increases your desire for water so as to worsen your edema. Generally speaking 2-3 g sodium intake per day is OK. Low salt intake does not mean no salt intake. Long term no salt intake can cause fatigue, headache, etc.

When IgA Nephropathy is under controlled very well, you have no edema and blood pressure is normal, you can follow a 5-6 g/kg salt intake, but you should avoid food high in salt, such as pickles and canned foods.


For IgA Nephropathy patients, they should choose high quality protein to eat, such as egg white, milk, lean meat, poultry without skin, etc. But the amount of protein should be controlled, because the damaged kidneys can not remove the waste product from the blood timely. When kidney function is normal and there is massive protein in the urine, protein intake should be controlled into 1-1.5 g/kg per day. When there is severe kidney function impairment, patients should control protein intake to 0.6-0.8 g/kg. Because protein intake is limited, you should increase the intake of carbohydrates.


No matter healthy people or unhealthy people both need vitamins to maintain the normal function of body. IgA Nephropathy patients should pay especial attention to their vitamins intake. Fresh vegetables and fruits are good source of vitamins, therefore, you should add them into your diet.

The above information is very general. If you would like a personalized and professional guidance, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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