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Is Papaya Good for IgA Nephropathy

2013-12-24 09:12

Is Papaya Good for IgA NephropathyPapaya is ranked as one of the most nutritious fruits for its many medical and health benefits. Is it good for IgA Nephropathy? In the following, you can find the answer.

Boost immune system

IgA Nephropathy is an auto-immune disease. Papaya contains rich vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to promote good health. As long as your immune system improves, your IgA Nephropathy can be alleviated.

Reduce inflammation

When IgA deposits on kidneys, inflammatory response appears to clean them. Over time, IgA Nephropathy occurs. Papain and chymopapain in papayas have shown to help reduce inflammation. The antioxidants also contribute to reducing inflammation. This can decrease proteinuria and hematuria.

Lower high blood pressure

Most IgA Nephropathy patients suffer from high blood pressure. Papaya is a healthy way to boost your daily intake of potassium. Eating potassium will help to keep your blood pressure normal by reducing the harmful effects of the sodium.

Lower cholesterol

Papaya contain zero cholesterol and the high content of fiber will also help lower high cholesterol levels, which can protect you from cardiovascular disease.


Because papaya is a great source of minerals including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. If your kidneys fail to filter these minerals, you should limit the intake of papaya, or it will increase the burden on kidneys and worsen state of illness. How many papayas you can take should depend on your physical condition.

IgA Nephropathy can not be cured, so you have to fight with it for a long term. Dietotherapy is a good way to treat such chronic diseases. You will benefit a lot from what you drink and eat. Besides papaya, there are also many other fruits and vegetables that is good for IgA Nephropathy, you can leave us a message or email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com for more information.

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