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A Special Diet for Lupus Nephritis Stage 4

A Special Diet for Lupus Nephritis Stage 4Lupus Nephritis results from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. When it progresses into stage 4, patients must suffer from various problems besides the serious decline of kidney function. A special diet can help not only slow down the aggravation of Lupus Nephritis Stage 4 but also relieve patients’ symptoms. How to develop such a special diet plan?

Figure out what foods to eat

When kidneys are involved in Lupus, one autoimmune disease, the basic dietary principle is not to increase the burden on kidneys. Of course, it is better to choose foods that can help protect kidneys and manage patients’ symptoms.

- Foods with high-quality protein. These foods can provide enough essential amino acid for the body but not produce extra waste products to make kidneys filter out. In stage 4 lupus nephritis, 0.6 g/kg of protein is recommended every day.

- Foods with anti-inflammatory property. Lupus Nephritis is one disease resulted from inflammatory reactions within kidneys, so these foods can help inhibit the progress of Lupus Nephritis. For example, foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are a good choice.

- Calcium-rich foods. Lupus Nephritis patients may be a high risk of bone disease, so they had better eat more calcium-rich foods.

Find out what foods to avoid

In contrast, some foods may make Lupus flash up and worsen patients’ lupus nephritis. If you happen to have Stage 4 Lupus Nephritis, avoid to add the following foods into your diet.

- High-protein foods

- Too salty foods

- Soy products

- Caffeine

- Alfalfa sprouts

- Nightshade vegetables

- Red meat

In summary

At this moment, we have had a general overview about a special diet for Lupus Nephritis Stage 4. Maybe, you still have some questions about your diet arrangement. Leave them in the below form, so we can find your questions and give you the answer as soon as possible.

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