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Is Flaxseed Oil Good for IgA Nephropathy Patients

Is Flaxseed Oil Good for IgA Nephropathy PatientsFat is indispensable for maintaining our health. But some fat can increase the cholesterol level so as to increase the risk of heart disease. Is flaxseed oil good for IgA Nephropathy patients? In this article, you will have a general knowledge of such oil.

The nutritive value of flaxseed oil

Flaxseeds contain 50 % to 60 % omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha linolenic acid. It is also rich in antioxidants, B vitamins, dietary fiber, phytochemicals, protein and potassium. These nutritive value makes flaxseed oil a good choice for IgA Nephropathy patients.

Health benefits of flaxseed oil for IgA Nephropathy

-Reduce the risk of heart disease

Heart disease is the main cause of death for all kidney patients. Flaxseed oil can lower cholesterol level and reduce high blood pressure to reduce the risk of heart disease.

-Inhibit inflammation

IgA Nephropathy is a kind of kidney disease caused by IgA depositing in the kidneys. This can lead to kidney inflammation at first, and then kidney function impairment. Flaxseed oil not only reduces inflammation in the joints and skin, but also in the kidneys.

-Control constipation

Constipation is not uncommon for IgA Nephropathy patients. The high content of fiber in flaxseed oil can help ease the passage of stools and thus relieve constipation.

There are also other health benefits for IgA Nephropathy patients, for example, it can minimise nerve damage that causes numbness and tingling, it can also dissolve existing gallstones, etc.


Flaxseed oil might cause diarrhea, cramping and bloating. Besides, it may interact with the medications you take, such as hormone treatments, medicines for blood pressure, blood thinners, etc. Therefore, you had better consult your doctor before you add it into your diet and you should also make sure how much flaxseed oil you can consume.

Diet therapies is just a part of the whole treatment process. For more information about IgA Nephropathy treatment, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

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