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Does One Need to Limit Protein in Diet with IgA Kidney Disease

Does One Need to Limit Protein in Diet with IgA Kidney DiseaseIgA kidney disease (IgA Nephropathy or Berger’s Disease) does not only need medical treatment, but also diet treatment. Protein is an essential part of diet. Does one need to limit protein in diet with IgA kidney disease? Many IgA Nephropathy patients are curious about the answer.

IgA Nephropathy patients should limit protein in diet.

Proteinuria is a common clinical manifestation of IgA Nephropathy, which often goes together with blood urine. They usually result from kidney inflammation, which increases the permeability of capillaries. In such case, high amount of protein intake increases blood flow into the kidneys so that more protein leaks out of your body, worsening your proteinuria. Besides, too much protein consumption increases the workload of kidneys and speeds up glomerulosclerosis so as to cause further damage to the kidneys.

IgA Nephropathy patients should know how to eat protein correctly.

To limit protein in diet does not mean you should avoid protein intake, because our body needs protein to maintain its normal function. Therefore, IgA Nephropathy patients should know how to eat protein correctly.

-There are many kinds of protein in diet. For IgA Nephropathy patients, they should choose high quality protein to eat, such as egg white, lean meat, fish, milk, etc. They are good source of essential amino acids, which can be used by bodies to the most so as to reduce the production of waste products, such as urea.

-Too much protein intake worsens IgA Nephropathy, while too little protein intake can not satisfy the need of body. Allowed daily intake of protein depends on your weight, medical condition, kidney function, etc. Generally speaking, if you are in the early stage of IgA Nephropathy, 0.8-1 g/kg protein intake per day is OK. In stage 3, protein intake should be limited into 0.6-0.8 g/kg per day. In stage 4, 0.4-0.6 g/kg per day protein can satisfy you. In stage 5, 0.2-0.4 g/kg per day is recommended, but if you are on dialysis, you should increase protein intake into 1.2 g/kg per day. If you would like to know how much protein you can eat, please feel free to contact online doctor.

Does one need to limit protein in diet with IgA kidney disease? Yes, you need to limit protein in diet especially when your kidney function has been impaired. For more information about IgA kidney disease, please leave a message below.

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