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What Food Restriction Should Patients with Lupus Nephritis Have

What Food Restriction Should Patients with Lupus Nephritis HaveLupus Nephritis is caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, which is an autoimmune disease. For patients with lupus nephritis, it is necessary for them to regulate their diet to improve their overall condition. Well then, what food restriction should patients with lupus nephritis have?

For patients with lupus nephrtis, lupus and lupus nephritis can cause damage to their kidney function and overall condition. In fact, there are many aspects should be considered by patients with lupus nephritis in their diet, which are very helpful for patients to pretect their remaining kidney function and improve their overall health condition.

To protect patient’s kidney function:

There are some nutrients can influence patient’s kidney function directly, and it is important for patients to regulate these aspects to protect patient’s kidney function.

1. Protein:

Protein is an important aspect for patients with lupus nephritis to protect their kidney function, because high protein can increase patient’s kidney workload, which can aggravate patient’s workload. As a result, it is important for patients to have low amount but high-quality protein intake, but it should guarantee patient’s basic need to protein.

2. Sodium:

High sodium in body can lead to hypertension and edema, while hypertenison can aggravate patient’s kidney damage obviously, and edema is a commom complication in patients with lupus nephritis. Thereby, patients should have low sodium intake in their diet.

3. Calory:

Moderate calory intake is very useful for patients with lupus nephritis, which can guarantee the need of patient’s body activity, and that can reduce the decomposition of patient’s body activity.

To improve patient’s overall condition:

Kidney damage can cause many health problems, and it is important for patienst to choose what they eat to control their health problems and improve their overall condition. If patient’s overall condition can be improved, that is also beneficial for patient’s kidney function.

1. Low phosphorus and high calcium:

patients should have foods with low phosphorus and high calcium, because that can help them prevent complications caused by the metabolic disorders of phosphorus and calcium, like renal osteopathy and itching.

2. Low potassium:

It is also necessary for patients to have low potassium intake, because patients with lupus nephritis usually have hyperkalemia, which can cause patients to have many severe health problems.

3. Low purine:

Purine is a sunbstance which can produce uric acid, while high uric acid can cause patients to have gout, which is a common complication of kidney disease. Thereby, low purine diet is needed.

4. Enough water:

Enough water can help patients remove out more metabolic wastes from patient’s body, so patients with lupus nephritis should increase his water intake if they do not have obvious edema.

5. Foods which can strengthen patient’s light sensitivity:

Lupus can cause obvious rash in patient’s skin, and sunlight can aggravate patient’s skin problems, so patients should avoid foods that can strengthen patient’s light sensitivity.

These aspects of diet are very helpful for patients with lupus nephritis, but patients should regulate their diet according to their own conditions. Besides, it is necessary for patients to consult a dietitian for help in making their diet plan. In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with CKD, you can leave us a message about your details and problem. We will provide the guidance you need or do what we can to help you. 

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