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Is Nettle Leaf Tea Good for IgA Nephropathy

Is Nettle Leaf Tea Good for IgA NephropathyNettle leaf tea, with its merits of health care, wins its popularity. Is it good for IgA Nephropathy patients? You may get your answer from the followings about IgA Nephropathy and nettle tea.

Diuretics

Owing to kidney disorder, creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, uric acid and other metabolic wastes can’t be discharged out of the blood through the kidneys. These metabolic wastes will cause a series of symptoms and worsen kidney condition.

Nettle has the diuretic function, helping removing out excess fluid, waste products and toxins. Symptoms of high blood pressure, swelling and high creatinine can get alleviated. However, you should not take nettles if you are now taking anti-hypertensive drugs or blood-thinning medicines. Because American Natural Standard states that nettle has potential for interaction with other herbs or drugs, such as blood thinners and glucose levels.

Anti-inflammation

Nettle leaves contain hox alpha, which curbs the action of cytokines. Cytokines can induce inflammation and pain in joints. As for IgA Nephropathy patients, inflammation caused by IgA-deposit is their main cause of disease. Once the inflammatory factors in the body are wiped out, the damaged kidneys will recover.

Antioxidant

Nettle is rich in antioxidant, which helps to enhance immunity. Patients with strong immune system can avoid complications and protect the kidney function.

Iron

Metabolic wastes accumulating in the body inhibit the EPO, which stimulates the body to form red blood cells. IgA Nephropathy patients have the symptom of recurrence hematuria. Red blood cells leak into the urine, so patients may suffer renal anemia. Iron is one raw material of red blood cells, so it can help alleviate renal anemia and nettle leaf is rich in this mineral.

Owing to filtering function disorder, lots of necessary nutrients leak into urine. Nettle also has other minerals and vitamins helping to restore nutrients to the system. Though nettle has so many merits, but IgA Nephropathy patients also has to be cautious when they drink nettle tea, for example, nettle is high in potassium, therefore you should not have too much if you have hyperkalaemia. Consult your doctor or doctor online before you make any change in your diet.

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