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Can I Take Vitamin C with IgA Nephropathy

Can I Take Vitamin C with IgA NephropathyWhen diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, you may have to pay attention to the intake of various food. Vitamin C is an essential element for our body. Can I take vitamin C with IgA Nephropathy? Vitamin C is very good for IgA Nephropathy patients.

-Boost immune system

IgA Nephropathy patients often have low immune system. As long as they have infection, cold and some other aliments, they have blood in urine. Vitamin C can neutralize the free radicals in the body and strengthen immune system so as to protect you from these aliments.

-Relieve anemia

With the decline of kidney function, they can not secrete enough erythropoietin to make red blood cells. Taking vitamin C and iron together can increase how much iron the body absorbs so as to relieve anemia.

-Decreasing protein in the urine.

Proteinuria is a common symptom of IgA Nephropathy. Taking vitamin C and vitamin E can reduce protein in the urine in people with diabetes.

-Lower blood pressure

High blood pressure is also very common among IgA Nephropathy patients. It does not only cause further damage to the kidneys, but also increase your risk of heart disease. Taking vitamin C and antihypertensive together helps decrease blood pressure.

Where can you get vitamin C?

You can get vitamin C from vitamin C supplements. You can also get it from food and fruits, such as oranges, peppers, kiwi fruits, guava, etc.

Precaution

Vitamin C is likely safe for most people when taken by mouth in recommended doses. But sometimes it may cause nausea, vomiting, headache and some other side effects. And too much intake of vitamin C may cause kidney stone and diarrhea. Besides, it may interact with the medicine you take. Therefore, you had better consult your doctor before you add it into your treatment. Our doctors can also help you exclude the difficulty and anxiety.

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