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Diet Plan for Lupus Nephritis Patients

Diet Plan for Lupus Nephritis PatientsLupus Nephritis is one autoimmune disorder which is caused by Lupus, also known as SLE. For these patients, learn to arrange one healthy diet plan that can help manage Lupus Nephritis or its complications. If you haven’t made a scientific meal plan, follow me to develop it.

1. Protein intake in Lupus Nephritis diet

Lupus Nephritis is one type of chronic nephritis, so proteinuria and swelling are two typical symptoms. Protein is one important nutrition for our body, but extra protein intake will cause extra burden on kidneys. Thereby, Lupus Nephritis patients should control the protein intake.

2. Sodium intake in Lupus Nephritis diet

Excess amount of sodium can worsen fluid retention and raise high blood pressure. From this perspective, Lupus Nephritis patients should develop a low-sodium diet with 2,000~3,000 mg of salt every day.

3. Soy products in Lupus Nephritis diet

Lupus occurs more commonly in female than male, because it has a close link with estrogen, called phytoestrogen. Soy products are just rich in this estrogen that can make Lupus Nephritis and its symptoms worse, so patients should be cautious about the amount of soy products in their diet plan.

4. Alfalfa sprouts in Lupus Nephritis diet

It is reported that certain substance in alfalfa sprouts can trigger Lupus Nephritis flare, so it is necessary to avoid this food to prevent Lupus Nephritis from worsening.

5. Caffeine in Lupus Nephritis diet

Many drinks contain caffeine that can inhibit the body from absorbing iron by itself. For Lupus Nephritis patients, renal anemia occurs easily, and iron is one important mineral to prevent anemia. Hence, Lupus Nephritis patients had better avoid caffeine-containing drinks.

The above are some dietary suggestions for Lupus Nephritis patients, but we haven’t listed the foods to eat or avoid in detail. If you want to get such a food list, you can consult the doctor online or leave a message below.

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