Can Lupus Nephritis patients eat garlic? If you are suffering from Lupus Nephritis, you may have some symptoms such as high blood pressure and infections. In view of this, garlic may be a useful food, because of its properties as follow.
● Strengthen immunity
Lupus is an inflammatory disease due to abnormal immune system, so improving patients’ immunity is very important. The allyl sulphides found in garlic have this benefit. Also, they are good to lower risk of cancer.
● Reduce high blood pressure
Quite a number of Lupus Nephritis patients experience high blood pressure, which can cause further kidney damage and worsen patients’ condition. Allicin, hydrogen suphide and polysulphides present in garlic can help dilates blood vessels and lower hypertension.
● Lower cholesterol level
Increased cholesterol level may also be Lupus Nephritis patients’concern. If the cholesterol level is too high, it may cause some life-threatening problems. Garlic has the ability to lower cholesterol level moderately.
● Help treat anemia
It is reported that more than 80% of patients with Lupus Nephritis have anemia. Renal anemia can be caused by either iron deficiency or lack of EPO. For this reason, these patients should pay attention to iron supplement. Here, garlic is a good choice.
● Prevent inflammation
From the above content, we have known Lupus Nephritis is an inflammatory disease, so foods that can fight inflammation could help control Lupus symptoms. That is to say, Lupus Nephritis patients had better select some foods that have the properties of antioxidant. Garlic just has this property.
Here, you must think garlic is good for all Lupus Nephritis patients. In fact, it is wrong. If you have eye disease, liver disease, diarrhea or some other diseases, you had better avoid garlic. Therefore, you had better consult the doctor before consuming it.