Some IgA Nephropathy patients think that they should avoid intake of protein, because in their minds, protein will burden the damaged kidney. This is not scientific. In fact, IgA Nephropathy patients should keep a high quality but low quantity protein diet which includes two meanings.
1. Patients should take low protein. Namely, they should take protein food
which contains a low quantity of protein.
2. Patients should take high quality protein. Namely, they should take
protein food which produces less waste (nitrogen). If you have not found the info you want, you can leave a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and expect a reply within 48hours.
Therefore, soy bean products should be avoided. On one hand, bean products
contain a great deal of protein. On the other hand, they belong to vegetarian
protein, which can produce nitrogen, thus burdening the damaged renal function.
Besides, excessive nitrogen may lead to Azotemia. Compared with plant protein,
IgA Nephropathy patients are suggested to take animal protein, such as lean
meat, fish, chicken and so
No matter which period the IgA Nephropathy develops, patients should take a
certain protein and different conditions have different standards.
For Uremia patients, more protein should be taken during dialysis period,
especially peritoneal dialysis.
For Nephrotic Syndrome, if they have a better renal function, they are
suggested to keep high protein diet, because they loses a large deal of protein
through urine. If excessive protein loses, it may lead to hypoproteinemia, thus
For IgA Nephropathy patients with an elevated level of nitrogen, the
limitation of protein is necessary, because excessive protein may accelerate
renal function injury.
However, patients’ condition differs from person to person. Therefore, the
intake of protein should take patient's condition into consideration. The best
choice is to ask doctor’s suggestion.