Suggested Diet Habit for IgA Nephropathy
Different country has different diet habits. If you need specific advice for IgA Nephropathy, this article may help you a lot.
Limitation of protein ingestion
If more protein is taken, there will be more nitrogenous waste after metabolism, which will burden kidney when kidney excretes these wastes out of human body. These wastes can accumulate in body if there is less urine, which can cause series of toxicity symptoms. So food with rich protein, like meat, eggs and bean products, should be avoided. Protein supply can be increased gradually when illness turns better.
Limitation of salt and water
Patients suffering from serious Edema, High Blood Pressure and Oliguria should take a diet without salt, and water intake should be limited in a range of 800ml to 1200ml every day. Besides, patients should avoid foods with high sodium, like brined vegetable, preserved vegetable, salted eggs as well as fermented bean curd and hot pickled mustard tuber. Tiny amount of salt can be taken if Edema disappears, High Blood Pressure reduces and urine increases, but should be limited within 2g to 3g per day.
Patients can take more light and diuretic foods such as carp, crucian, goat's milk, watermelon, fatmelon, green bean and red bean. In addition, boiled water with watermelon rind can have a better effect on increasing urine.
Fresh vegetables and fruits are basic food which can supply various Vitamins and improve renal function recovery.
Besides, patients with IgA Nephropathy should also avoid the following food:
Millet, mushrooms, seaweed, soy products, oranges, melon seeds, peanuts, bananas, and vegetable oil;
Spicy food, seafood, beef, mutton,fried food, crab, garlic, raw onions, wine , coffee, spices
Lentils, lychee, chocolate.
High- potassium food: citrus, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, tea, soy sauce, monosodium and so on, except for patients with low potassium.
As for the treatment, IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, which is obviously caused by body immune disorder. Thereby, immunotherapy is suggested. For more details, please leave a message blow.