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Diet treatment for Proteinuria Caused by Lupus

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-12 14:42

Lupus is a disease which causes your immune system to attack your body. Lupus Nephritis occurs when it attacks your kidney. Kidney is a filtration system of your body, which can filter the wastes and toxins from your body, while retaining protein and some other useful substances. Once they are damaged, protein leaks out and lead to proteinuria. Of course, there are many medication for the proteinuria, but diet treatment is also helpful in controlling proteinuria caused by lupus.

Low protein diet

With the decrease of protein intake, proteinuria will lessen as well. But protein is necessary for body, moderate high quality protein intake is recommended. Generally speaking, with the development of the Lupus Nephritis, there are different requirements for the protein. In the early stage of Lupus Nephritis, the protein intake is around 0.8 g/kg per day. In the middle stage, 0.6 g/kg per day is OK, and in the late stage, the protein intake should be limited into 0.4 g/kg per day. But if you are on dialysis, you may increase the protein intake to 1.2 g/kg per day, for dialysis take away part of protein from your blood.

Diet that can improve kidney function

Once the kidney function improves, they can retain the protein in the blood and then proteinuria decreases. Fresh vegetables and fruits high in vitamins help neutralize the free radicals associated with disease, which can protect you from disease. Cranberry, peppers, onions, kiwi-fruit, pomegranate are all such food. Besides, high fiber, low fat, and low fluid intake are all helpful for preserving your kidney function. You had better consult a dietitian for a renal-friendly diet.

Diet treatment is often used as an adjuvant therapy for medication. Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy belongs to Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy. It is also as natural as diet treatment. There is no need to worry about its side effects. For more information, please consult our online doctors.

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