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Should Red Wine Be Avoided If There Is Membranous Nephropathy

2014-03-27 11:18

Should Red Wine Be Avoided If There Is Membranous NephropathyRed wine, as a entertained and leisure drink in daily life, is favored by most people. However, as for membranous nephropathy(MN) patients, a limited diet is followed by them. Thus, they are eager to know if red wine should be avoided due to special medical condition.

In fact, drinking red wine and other alcohol moderately and properly is beneficial for not only healthy people but also kidney disease patients including membranous nephropathy. Whereas how much you can drink depends on your illness conditions. Medical conditions vary from person to person, so we cannot give you an exact answer to how much you can drink. In this condition, you can describe your medical conditions to our online experts or email to kidneycares@hotmail.com and we will tell you the amount you can drink according to your specific illness conditions.

Moderately drinking red wine will do some help for the illness conditions of membranous nephropathy patients. And the following is the benefits of red wine to kidney disease patients.

1. Eliminate swelling in membranous nephropathy patients

Symptoms in MN occurs gradually and swelling is one of them. Some red wine is rich in potassium sulphate and potassium oxide which has the ability of diuresis. It can prevent edema and keep the balance of acid-base.

2. Prevent cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is the common complications of kidney disease. Occasionally patients die from this complication faster than kidney disease itself. Polyphenols in red wine is able to enhance the nitric oxide synthase and promote the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is the regulator of blood vessels and responsible for dilating blood vessels and reducing high blood pressure as well as adjusting disorder of endothelial function.

3. Boost immune system

Red wine contains a number of antioxidants which is able to stabilize free radicals, making them less dangerous. In this way, you can get infected by cold and infection.

Besides, drinking red wine moderately also decreases the risk for kidney cancer, kidney stone, diabetes and high blood fat.

We can only tell moderately drinking red wine is good for membranous nephropathy patients. However, as we don’t know your medical conditions, we are not able to tell the proper amount you can drink. To guarantee your safety, you should consult your doctor or online doctor directly.

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