Question: I have a number of health problems including IgA Nephropathy. I was told that lemon can help protect my kidney function. Do you know if lemon is good for IgA Nephropathy?
Answer: IgA Nephropathy results from the build up of immunoglobulin A (IgA) that can cause inflammation within kidneys. When kidney filters can’t do their work properly, IgA Nephropathy patients are more likely to have recurrent hematuria, hematuria, high blood pressure and upper respiratory infections.
Lemon or lemon juice can help manage some of the above symptoms and protect kidney function, because of the following health benefits.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C and vitamin P that can strengthen blood vascular elasticity and toughness, so it can help prevent and treat high blood pressure and myocardial infarction. From this point, lemon can help slow down the progress of IgA Nephropathy.
Lemon is also one great source of antioxidant that can help regulate patients’ immune system and inhibit kidney inflammation. Therefore, lemon is able to control IgA Nephropathy.
However, lemon is one fruit that is high in potassium. When IgA Nephropathy progresses into moderate or end stage, patients may high potassium level. In that case, they should limit the intake of lemon. If you have anything unclear, you can consult the doctor online directly.