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Can I Eat Foods High in Protein If I Have IgA Nephropathy

2013-08-27 16:37

Can I Eat Foods High in Protein If I Have IgA NephropathyAs a kidney patient's renal function diminishes, the dietary restrictions needed to compensate are increased. One of the more difficult dietary changes to master is protein requirements. Can you eat foods high in protein if you have IgA Nephropathy?

Though protein is an essential component of a healthy diet and helps in building and body cells and maintaining muscle strength, it can worsen IgA Kidney Disease. When high protein foods are eaten, the protein is absorbed and broken down releasing a chemical known uric acid. This chemical is normally excreted by the kidneys, but in IgA Nephropathy patients with diseased kidneys, it may build up in the body as a toxic substance and resulting in problems such as joint pain, muscle weakness, and heart disorders.

Hence, foods high in protein such as beef, pork, chicken, tuna, eggs, meat, milk and dairy products (cheese and creams) should be reduced or avoided depending on individualize condition. How much protein should you eat with IgA Nephropathy? You can Email us at khkpcn@hotmail.com with your detailed illness condition. We will reply you soon with an exact answer after analysing it.

In addition, a person with IgA Nephropathy may also need to limit consumption of fluids and certain vitamins and minerals.

Fluids: Fluid consumption may need to be restricted in the latter stages of CKD or those on Dialysis, to prevent fluid accumulation in the body. Your doctor can tell you how much fluid you should drink every day.

Sodium: Limit foods including table salt, onion, or garlic salt, soy or teriyaki sauce, processed meats like bacon, deli meats or ham, salty snack foods and fast foods.

Fruits and vegetables: Limit or avoid fruits such as bananas, oranges, dried fruits, kiwis, prunes, cantaloupe, honeydew, and nectarines. Vegetables patients need to avoid or limit include potatoes, avocado, asparagus, pumpkin, winter squash, and cooked spinach.

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