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Diet Recommendations for IgA Nephropathy

Diet Recommendations for IgA NephropathyDiet is very important for treatment. Patients with IgA nephropathy can cause many symptoms such as high blood pressure, hematuria, proteinuria, kidney failure, etc. If untreated, IgA nephropathy can develop into end stage kidney disease which means patients almost lost complete kidney function. Thus, patients with IgA nephropathy need to get proper treatment to recover kidney function. What is more, patients with IgA nephropathy should pay attention to diet in daily life, which is helpful for treatment. What diet patients with IgA nephropathy should have in daily life? Here we will introduce it for you.

Patients with IgA nephropathy should pay attention to diet as following:

1. Low in salt.

Due to high blood pressure and edema, patients with IgA nephropathy should limit intake of salt and something containing high sodium. The below are common food containing high sodium in daily life:





preserved bean curd

tuber mustard

2. Limit intake of water.

If patients with IgA nephropathy have the symptom of swelling, water or fluids should be limited. Drinking much water can aggravate edema and add more burdens to kidney, which is very harmful for kidney.

3. Low in protein.

Protein can decompose into nitrogen, which is a waste in body. If patients with IgA nephropathy eat much protein, large amounts of wastes will cause too much burden on kidneys. In this way, eating much protein leads to kidney damage.

4. Rich in vitamins.

Food rich in vitamins can be helpful for kidney function, and fresh vegetables and fruits contain large quantities of vitamins. Patients with IgA nephropathy should eat more vegetables and fruits.

5. Low fat.

Much fat can contribute to the risk of blood viscosity or thrombus.

To make patients with IgA nephropathy easier to differentiate what can’t be eaten, the below food is diet taboos we conclude.

Meat and fish

Fried food

Animal livers.

Patients with IgA nephropathy must avoid these food in daily life, which matters their disease conditions.

Patients with IgA nephropathy need to be aware that the combination of treatment and diet can achieve the best result. If you have questions about diet, you can contact us directly. And we will plan a specific diet for you according to your conditions.

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