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The Proper Amount of Potassium to Consume for Lupus Nephritis Patients

The Proper Amount of Potassium to Consume for Lupus Nephritis PatientsLupus Nephritis is one glomerular disease. The deposits of immune complexes in kidneys can diminish kidneys’ ability to filter blood, so patients may need to correct their potassium intake according to their illness condition. Well then, what’s the proper amount of potassium to consume for Lupus Nephritis patients?

Potassium and Lupus Nephritis

Potassium is one essential mineral that can help guarantee the normal work of our nerves and muscles. If the potassium level in the blood becomes too low or too high, it will affect our heartbeat largely. Normally, healthy kidneys can keep correct potassium level in our body. However, when Lupus Nephritis attacks kidneys seriously, excessive amount of potassium is more likely to build up in the body.

How much potassium should Lupus Nephritis patients eat every day?

Our kidneys have strong compensatory ability, so Lupus Nephritis patients in the early stge usually don’t need to limit their potassium intake. Then, they can take in the amount of potassium as much as healthy people. The criterion is as follows.

3,000 mg of protein intake for children at age 1~3;

3,800 mg of protein intake for children at age 4~8;

4,500 mg of protein intake for children at age 9~13;

4,700 mg of protein intake for people at age 14 or older.

If you have Lupus Nephritis and your potassium level is between 3.5 and 5.5 mEq/L, you don’t need to restrict your potassium intake. Otherwise, you need to restrict it. A low-potassium diet is about 1500 to 2700 mg of potassium per day, based on your illness condition. (To determine the proper amount of potassium for your health, you can consult the doctor online.)

In addition to potassium, Lupus Nephritis patients should also pay attention to the intake of protein, fluid, sodium, vitamins and phosphorus. To learn more about Lupus Nephritis diet, you can contact us directly.

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