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Can You Take Vitamin C with IgA Nephropathy

2013-12-17 11:17

Can You Take Vitamin C with IgA NephropathyWhen you are diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, there are many things that you should take into consideration, such as what you should eat and drink. They all play a role in controlling your state of illness. Vitamin C is well acknowledged by people all over the world for its health benefits. Does it have effect on IgA Nephropathy? Can people take vitamin C with IgA Nephropathy?

Vitamin C for IgA Nephropathy

Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient. Its benefits may include protecting against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problem, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. But for IgA Nephropathy, it has the following benefits:

-Boost immune system

IgA Nephropathy is an auto-immune disease. Taking vitamin C is helpful for improving immune system so as to fight diseases.


IgA deposits on the kidney, leading to inflammation. Vitamin C serves as an effective antihistamine that can less inflammation.

-Low blood pressure

Vitamin C also has the function of lowing blood pressure.

-Dilate blood vessels

With lowering blood pressure, vitamin C ensures proper blood vessel dilation, which can improve ischemia and anoxia in the kidney and then provide a good environment for kidney self-healing.

-Improve anemia

Anemia is often a symptom that many kidney patients suffer from. Vitamin C can improve this condition.

Side effects of vitamin C

Vitamin C is beneficial for people with IgA Nephropathy, but it does not mean that you can take it at random. Too much intake of vitamin C will bring side effects, such as uric acid stone, rupture of blood cell, skin rash etc. This will exacerbate your state of illness.

Generally speaking, it is recommended to take 60 mg vitamin C per day for normal people. But for patients, children or pregnant women, it may need more. Different people may be have different requirement for vitamin c, so you should take vitamin C according to your condition. In order to live more healthy, you had better consult a dietitian to help you make sure how much on earth you can eat.

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