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Should I Eat a Vegetarian Diet If I Have IgA Nephropathy

2014-06-28 16:57

Should I eat a vegetarian diet if I have IgA Nephropathy? For the patients with IgA nephropathy, you are often advised to change their diet and eat a healthy diet. Does a healthy diet mean vegetarian diet for the patients with IgA nephropathy? Next, we will give you the answer, and tell you how to eat a healthy diet. Any questions, you can send them to, we will give you a satisfy answer.

For the patients with IgA nephropathy, a healthy diet indeed can improve renal function and slow down the progress of the kidney damage. But it does not mean that vegetarian diet is the healthy diet for them. Because some lean meat can provide some nutrients for them.

Generally speaking, the diet requirement for the patients is low salt, low fat, low potassium, low phosphorus, low but high quality protein, high vitamins, and high fiber. Most of the foods can not supply the patients high quality protein, while the foods that are rich in high quality protein have lean meat, fish, white egg and milk, all of them are from the animals. We can obviously see that the patients can not be a totally vegetarian.

On the other hand, eating more vegetables and fruits can help you ingest enough vitamins and fiber to supply your needs and promote metabolism. But some vegetables and fruits should be limited, because some substances in these foods should be limited. For example, bananas and orange are rich in potassium; spinach contains much calcium oxalate also should be avoided.

Eating a vegetarian diet is good for the patients with IgA nephropathy, but it does not mean you refuse meat totally, because you can eat some lean meat, fish. Except diet, you also should receive a timely treatment, and proper treatment can prevent your illness condition aggravating and protect your residual renal function. If you are interested in natural treatments, it is our pleasure to receive your email. If you have any unclear things about your disease or diet even treatment, you are welcome to consult our online doctors, and we will answer you with patient.

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