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Can Patients with IgA Nephropathy Eat Cheese

2013-07-16 16:13

Can Patients with IgA Nephropathy Eat CheeseCheese is a kind of popular food in western countries.It has many flavors and tastes very delicious.However,the patients with IgA nephropathy has many restrictions on their diet.Can patients with IgA nephropathy eat it?

To make cheese the most important ingredient is milk.Any kind of milk including cow,goat,sheep,mare,camel or even buffalo milk can be used. As milk has high content of phosphorus,it is usually not allowed for patients with kidney damage.However,it does not mean the patients with IgA nephropathy have to give up cheese.If their levels of phosphorus are in normal range,they can still have cheese consumption in moderation.

In addition,to enhance the flavor of the cheese,salt is used.If the patients with IgA Nephropathy have high blood pressure and swelling,salt intake should be limited.The processed cheese is particularly high in salts.If the patients choose to buy cheese,they are should pay more attention to the label and choose those low in salt.

If you choose to make cheese at home, you can reduce the salt and replace the dairy milk with other kind of milk like almond milk. In a word, if you can have cheese depends on your condition. Any question? You can talk with our medical professional here now!

Besides dairy products, the patients with IgA nephropathy should also limit the consumption of other foods high in phosphorus when their phosphorus levels are higher than normal.This is because high levels of phosphorus in body can cause skin itching, muscle weakness, bone disease etc. Common foods high in phosphorus include yogurt, ice cream, chocolate, pizza, avocado, nuts, seeds, nut butters, corn, dried beans and peans, organ meats, etc. For a list of foods high in phosphorus, you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com .

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