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Can I Take Echinacea with IgA Nephropathy

Can I Take Echinacea with IgA NephropathyEchinacea is a great herb, whose leaves and root can both be used in herbal medicine. It is said to support the immune system. As we all know, IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disease. Can I take echinacea with IgA Nephropathy?

Health benefits of echinacea for IgA Nephropathy patients

For IgA Nephropathy patients, it is likely for them to have blood in urine after getting infection because their innate immune system is so poor that it can not resist the invading bacteria and virus. Frequent infection can stimulate your adaptive immune system to produce antibodies like IgA to kill these antigen. During this course, massive immune complexes are produced. With blood circulation, they come into the kidneys and deposit, triggering kidney inflammation so as to cause blood urine and foamy urine.

Echinacea is widely used to fight infections, especially the common cold and other upper respiratory infections. It is also used against many other infections, such as flu, urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, genital herpes, bloodstream infection, tonsillitis and so on so as to reduce your risk of infections.

Precautions should be taken if you want to use echinacea for infections.

Echinacea might decrease how quickly body breaks down caffeine. Taking echinacea along with caffeine might cause too much caffeine in the bloodstream and increase the risk of side effects, such as headache and fast heartbeat. Besides, immunosuppressants interacts with echinacea. Taking echinacea along with some medications that decrease the immune system might decrease the effectiveness of medications that decrease the immune system. Therefore, if you receive steroid and immunosuppressant treatment for IgA Nephropathy, you had better attach importance to the use of echinacea.

Can I take echinacea with IgA Nephropathy? It depends on your medical condition. If you would like to know information, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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