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Can IgA Nephropathy Patients Eat Pumpkin Pie

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-24 17:22

Can IgA Nephropathy Patients Eat Pumpkin PiePumpkin pie is a very popular food in the United States,especially on Halloween. Actually,more people take it as the home-style snacks in America's south from late autumn to early winter. So is it suitable for IgA Nephropathy patients?

IgA Nephropathy is a kind of autoimmune diseases caused by defect of immune system. Owing to the damage on kidneys,the kidneys can not work regularly and effectively and they can not eliminate overmuch water,waste and metabolite,which may lead to the water,electrolyte and acid-base imbalance. In this case,the level of potassium may be increased.

Pumpkin pie is mainly made by pumpkin,so it is rich in vitamin and other minerals,which are beneficial to our average people. However,it is not suitable to the IgA Nephropathy patients. The patients with damaged kidneys usually have a high level of potassium in their blood,called Hyperkalemia, which means that the patients did not need any potassium. However, the pumpkin contains a lot of potassium that may increase the renal burden even worsen the disease condition. So the intake of potassium should be controlled and limited according to patients condition.

There are a special case that the patients may suffer from the hypokalemia due to the use of lots of diuretic. In this case,your doctor may suggest you to take proper potassium.

For IgA Nephropathy patients,taking specific measures for specific symptoms is necessary to control the patients condition. Besides,the healthy diet is beneficial for patients to relieve their symptoms and improve life quality largely.

1.A low sodium and fat intake is necessary. Or it may increase the renal burden and worsen the disease condition.

2.Offering the high quality protein. Because of the leakage od massive proteinuria,patients need the high quality protein to maintain their own physical condition.

3.Besides,stopping drinking and smoking is good for patients to increase their resistance and immunity,reducing the risk of disease progression.

If you have other questions about your disease,just talk to the live doctor or Email to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com about your disease condition to get more detailed and professional guidance freely.

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