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How to Protect Yourself When You Have IgA in the Kidneys

How to Protect Yourself When You Have IgA in the KidneysIgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease) is a kidney disease that occurs when immunoglobulin A lodges in the kidneys. It can damage the glomeruli, leading to kidney function impairment. How to protect yourself when you have IgA in the kidneys?

Protect yourself from infections

IgA Nephropathy usually occurs after you get infections. If you have IgA Nephropathy, frequent infections can activate inflammation in the kidneys so as to speed up kidney failure. Therefore, you should protect yourself from infections.

Take part in some gentle exercise

Exercise is good for health. For IgA Nephropathy patients, they are encouraged to have a good rest. But they can also do some gentle exercise to boost immune system so as to prevent infections. Gentle exercise such as walking, yoga and tai chi can also improve blood circulation, enhance appetite, control blood pressure, lower cholesterol level, etc.

Give up unhealthy habits

Some people like drinking alcohol or smoking. You had better avoid them with IgA Nephropathy, because they raise blood pressure and affect peripheral circulation. Besides, you should not stay up.

Avoid drug abuse

When we catch cold or have pain in certain area, OTC is often used. With IgA Nephropathy, you should pay attention to these medicines, because many of them have renal toxicity. If you want to alleviate body malaise, consult the doctor before you eat these medicines.

Follow a renal-friendly diet

A renal-friendly diet is often suggested to IgA Nephropathy patients. For example, they should restrict the intake of salt, which can help you minimize stress of the kidneys and prevent excess fluid retention that would strain your heart. They should also limit the intake of protein to reduce proteinuria. Such a diet should be set according to your medical condition.

How to protect yourself when you have IgA in the kidneys? The above are only several of them. For more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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