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Should I Supplement Vitamin D with IgA Nephropathy

Should I Supplement Vitamin D with IgA NephropathyVitamin D is an essential vitamin for body. At least half of adults in developed countries have deficient levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency may lead to bone fragility, cancer, heart disease and immune system problems, etc. With IgA Nephropathy, your body may need more vitamins to maintain its normal function. Should I supplement vitamin D with IgA Nephropathy?

When you need activated vitamin D with IgA Nephropathy?

As we all know, kidney is not only a blood detoxification organ. It also helps regulate blood pressure, pH and electrolyte balance, etc. Besides, it activates vitamin D to stimulate your body to absorb calcium. When IgA Nephropathy impairs your kidney function so that vitamin D can not be activated. In such case, you may need activated vitamin D to prevent bone disease. And when you develop a high PTH, activated vitamin D will also be prescribed.

Apart from bone disease prevention, vitamin D may help you reduce proteinuria.

In IgA Nephropathy, reduction in proteinuria is a key protective factor for kidney function. Some researches show that vitamin D inhibits renin-angiotensin-system so as to reduce blood pressure. When pressure to the blood vessel reduces, protein leakage decreases. The other effect of vitamin D is through inhibition of the inflammatory and fibrotic NFkB pathway.

How to supplement vitamin D with IgA Nephropathy?

You can take an oral form of activated vitamin D. You can also supplement vitamin D from the daily food, such as cod liver oil, mushrooms, cereals, etc.

Should I supplement vitamin D with IgA Nephropathy? Vitamin D is good for you, but too much vitamin D intake can be toxic. Therefore, you should pay attention to the daily intake of vitamin D. For more information about IgA Nephropathy healthy living, please contact us at igacure@gmail.com or leave us a message.

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