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Can IgA Nephropathy Patients Eat Banana

2013-10-09 16:18

Can IgA Nephropathy Patients Eat BananaCan I eat banana? This is a frequently asked question by IgA Nephropathy patients, because they do not know whether bananas is good or not for their health. Today, you can get the answer here.

As we all know, banana is a kind of fruit most often to see in our daily life. And it is suitable for people of nearly all ages. What’s more, it is really very delicious. Eating bananas usually has some benefits for people even with IgA Nephropathy.

What can IgA Nephropathy patients get from banana?

A lot of vitamin C in bananas contributes to the increase of leucocyte and improvement of the immune system. It can also help improve the kidney filtering rate so that more wastes can be removed from the body. From this point of view, eating bananas is helpful for patients to fight against IgA Nephropathy.

Banana also contains high cellulose and starch, so it is easy for you to feel full after eating bananas, because they can provide much energy. Under this condition, protein in urine can be lessened, accordingly BUN and creatinine level declining.

Bananas contain rich potassium, which discharge more sodium out of the body and lower high blood pressure. Most of IgA Nephropathy patients suffer from blood pressure. Therefore, eating some bananas is good.

Does this mean all people with IgA Nephropathy can eat banana?

The answer is no, because banana isn’t suitable for some patients. When IgA Nephropathy progresses to end stagem, eating too many bananas means taking in much potassium. As a result, kidneys have to shoulder more burden and the illness will worsen.


Whether IgA Nephropathy patients can eat banana or not depends on their exact illness condition. Patients in the early stage of IgA Nephropathy can eat banana if their potassium level is normal, otherwise, they should avoid banana. Therefore, it is necessary for you to consult the online doctor about the exact answer. You can also leave a message in below form.

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