Can I drink green tea or jasmine tea with IgA Nephropathy? One patient asked this question here. Since green tea and jasmine tea are common drinks, knowing the answer to this question is very necessary for IgA Nephropathy patients.
Is it OK to drink green tea for IgA Nephropathy patients?
IgA Nephropathy is one autoimmune disorder that is induced by the build up of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in kidneys. For people with IgA Nephropathy, high blood pressure and infections are common. Green tea has effects of lowering high blood pressure, high blood fat and high blood glucose, and fighting against bacteria.
Additionally, green tea can also stimulate the kidneys to form more urine and increase kidney filtration rate, so more waste products and toxins can be discharged out of the body via urine. The high content of vitamin C and other antioxidants is good to protect remaining kidney function.
However, this doesn’t mean all IgA Nephropathy patients can drink green tea. This is because green tea is one kind of caffeine-containing drink that can increase the burden on kidneys and cause some problems. Therefore, the amount of green tea to drink one daily should be determined. (If you want to know the safe amount to drink green tea, you can leave a message to us.)
Is it OK to drink jasmine tea for IgA Nephropathy patients?
For most IgA Nephropathy patients, jasmine tea may not be a good choice. The reason is that this type of tea can worsen patients’ constipation, renal anemia, bone disease, and low calcium level. All of these problems are common found in IgA Nephropathy patients. Therefore, you are not recommended to drink jasmine tea unless you don’t have any of the above problems.
Now, we know IgA Nephropathy patients should pay attention to their intake of tea, either green or jasmine. To make sure you can use them safely, remember to consult one doctor before drinking.