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Grapes For Lupus Nephritis Patients

2013-08-20 12:50

Grapes For Lupus Nephritis PatientsGrape is not only delicious but also rich in nutrition. Grapes can be made into several types like grape wine, raisin and other attractive foods with grapes. Above all, grape is also a good choice for Lupus Nephritis patients or other kidney disease patients.

1. Prevent anemia

Lupus Nephritis patients usually have anemia since the impaired kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin to stimulate bone marrow to produce red blood cells. From this aspect, Lupus Nephritis patients can drink proper grape wine or eat grapes to treat anemia, and this is because grapes contain vitamin B12 which is able to fight malign anaemia. In this case, anemia in Lupus Nephritis can be alleviated to some extent.

2. Grapes contribute to make a person regain his or her health.

Lupus Nephritis patients often have poor appetite. For a long time, their health conditions may become very bad due to malnutrition. In this case, they can eat some grapes or raisin which is helpful for them to regain health, which is because in grapes there are various nutritional ingredients, like protein, amino acid and mineral substances.

3. Improve the quality of sleep

Due to itchy skin in Lupus Nephritis, Lupus Nephritis patients often have poor sleep or even insomnia. They can not sleep well at night which will also affect their normal daily life. Eating some grapes contributes to improve their sleep quality and treat their insomnia.

4. Prevent cardiovascular diseases occurrence

Research has shown that grapes have better efficacy than aspirin to prevent thrombus formation and cause no side-effects or harms to your body. Besides, grapes can also decrease serum cholesterol level and the cohesion of platelets so as to prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases and lower the risk of heart diseases. Therefore, drinking grapes moderately can help protect heart functions and lower cardiovascular diseases.

However, since grapes contain much sugar, patients with diabetes should not eat too many grapes. Otherwise, grapes will increase patients’ blood glucose level and deteriorate the diabetes.

Lupus Nephritis patients had better eat grapes moderately so as not to produce reverse effects. You can also consult our doctor who will tell you the proper amount of grapes you can eat.

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