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What Is A Nutrition To Protect Kidneys In Lupus Nephritis

2015-05-13 09:42

Q:

I have lupus nephritis and it’s pretty well managed right now on medications. I am wondering what I can do from a nutritional standpoint to protect my kidneys long term.

A:

What Is A Nutrition To Protect Kidneys In Lupus NephritisGenerally speaking, lupus nephritis patients should follow a diet as below:

1. Eat less or avoid foods that increase light sensitivity

Foods that increase light sensitivity like fig, milk vetch, oilseed rape, yellow spiral shell and celery should be eaten less or avoided. If you have eaten these foods, you should avoid direct sun. In addition, mushroom, certain food dyes and tobacco can also trigger systemic lupus erythematosus so you should also eat less or avoid these foods.

2. Quit smoking and alcohol

Nicotine and other harmful substances in cigarette will stimulate blood vessels and worsen inflammation in blood vessels so lupus nephritis patients should give up smoking. Alcohol is also bad for lupus nephritis patients.

3. High protein diet

Systemic lupus erythematosus patients with kidney damage usually have massive protein leaking from urine, causing hypoproteinemia, so patients should supplement enough high quality protein such as bean products, eggs, lean meat and fish as well as other rich protein foods.

4. Low fat diet

Lupus nephritis patients have less activity and their digestive function is also poor. Thus, they should eat easily-digestible foods. Greasy foods with rich fat should be abandoned.

5. Low sodium diet

Patients who take cortical hormones or have kidney damage tend to have fluid-sodium retention, causing swelling. A low sodium diet is necessary.

6. Calcium supplements

In order to prevent osteoporosis caused by glucocorticoid, lupus nephritis patients should eat vegetables and fruits with rich vitamins.

In addition food therapy, lupus nephritis patients also need to regulate their immune disorder. By repairing damaged kidneys and rebuilding the innate immune system of human body, they can rebuild the immunity system, thus recovering kidney function. This can be achieved by Chinese Medicine. If you are interested in Chinese Medicine, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor directly.

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