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Are Tomatoes Suitable for IgA Nephropathy Patients

2015-01-23 14:49

Are Tomatoes Suitable for IgA Nephropathy PatientsTomatoes, the common vegetable in our daily life, also are regarded as the nutritious fruit. IgA Nephropathy patients need to follow a strict diet plan to inhibit the development of their disease. Then are tomatoes suitable for IgA Nephropathy patients? This article will have a analysis about this question.

Tomatoes contain rich vitamin C,dietary fiber, microelements, lycopene and is low in heats which benefit digestion and diuresis, so IgA nephropathy patients can have proper intake in their daily life. In addition, around 94% of tomatoes is water, which is thirst-quenching especially in the hot summer. But there are some limitations for IgA Nephropathy patients with renal insufficient to eat tomatoes, for example due to the kidney function of excreting water decline, patients need limit the water intake, so fruits with high water also should be limited, and there is too much potassium in tomatoes, which not only can cause kidney metabolism burden, but also can lead to high blood potassium level.

So IgA nephropathy patients can eat tomatoes, but the quantity should be decided by the specific physical conditions of patients. And when patients eat tomatoes, there are somethings need them to pay more attention.

1. Never eat tomatoes on an empty stomach. Eating tomatoes on an empty stomach can lead to stomachache problems due to the combination of gastric acid and some chemical substances in tomatoes.

2. Never eat immature tomatoes. The immature tomatoes contain solanine which is toxic and can lead to nausea, vomiting, headache and so on.

3. Never long-term high temperature heating. Lycopene can be degraded easily with light, heats and oxygen, losing its keeping health function.

4. IgA Npehropathy patients with serious edema and hyperkalemia should decrease the tomatoes intake.

All in all, IgA Nephropathy patients can eat tomatoes properly, and patients should make a strict diet plan under the suggestions of their doctors. And now if you want to know more about IgA Nephropathy diet or others, you can contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to, we will reply you within 24 hours.

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