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Nutrition Needs for IgA Nephropathy

Nutrition Needs for IgA NephropathyNo matter healthy people or IgA Nephropathy patients need nutrition to maintain the normal function of body. But for IgA Nephropathy patients, they often have protein leakage or urine blood, which requires them to supplement certain nutrition. Here let’s have a discussion about nutrition needs for IgA Nephropathy.


When protein goes out of your body, you should supplement protein. But too much protein intake can increase the workload of kidneys so as to speed up kidney failure. Therefore, you should know what kind of protein is safe for IgA Nephropathy and how much protein you can eat with IgA Nephropathy.


Sodium is also an essential element of our body. Because IgA Nephropathy patients often have high blood pressure, sodium intake should be limited. Generally speaking, 2-3 g sodium intake per day can satisfy the need of body. If you have severe edema, you may have to stop the intake of sodium for a short period of time.


It is likely for IgA Nephropathy patients to suffer from vitamin deficiency, because vitamins lose with protein leakage and blood urine. Fresh vegetables and fruits are good source of vitamins and some other nutrition such as trace elements and dietary fiber. In some cases, you may have to take some vitamin supplements.


Because of protein and fat restriction, you should take plenty of carbohydrate to provide energy for body. Carrots, cereal, sweat potatoes, bananas and so on are all packed with rich carbohydrate.

Different IgA Nephropathy patients have different medical conditions, so they may need have different nutrition needs. For example, some IgA Nephropathy should limit potassium intake, while some other should supplement moderate potassium. If you want to know what you can eat with IgA Nephropathy, you should send your medical test report to igacure@gmail.com. After analyzing your case, our doctor can help you make a personalized diet plan and treatment plan.

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