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Is Malic Acid Good for IgA Nephropathy

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2015-01-13 16:40

Topics: IgA Nephropathy IgA Nephropathy Diet

Details: I am 51 years old and female, and I always have some blood and protein in urine. Is malic acid good for IgA Nephropathy patients?

Expert Answer

Malic acid is made from apple. Although it tastes sour, it is actually one alkaline drink. Therefore, it can help regulate people's PH level in the body. For IgA Nephropathy patients, correct amount of malic acid can bring the following benefits.

1. Prevent infections and cold: Malic acid contains rich vitamins and amino acids, among which vitamin C is one strong antioxidant, so this drink can help improve patients' overall health condition. IgA Nephropathy patients are often at a risk of infections and cold, so they are required to consume some malic acid.

2. Ease fatigue and weakness: Abundant organic acids in malic acid can prompt the body's metabolism, so some substances such as lactic acid and acetone that can induce fatigue can be decomposed. Then, patients' fatigue and weakness is alleviated largely.

3. Improve blood condition: It is proven that malic acid can help lower high blood pressure, dredge blood vessels and lower cholesterol level, so as to improve patients' blood condition.

All of these benefits are great helpful for IgA Nephropathy. Thereby, if these patients are looking for a healthy drink, they can try malic acid. According to patients' illness condition, doctor can help determine how much to drink one time.

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