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IgA Nephropathy and Cactus Treatment


2014-01-20 09:02

IgA Nephropathy and Cactus TreatmentCactus has been used for long time as a healthy vegetable. Also, it can help treat some medical disease, so we call it cactus treatment. Is cactus treatment good for IgA Nephropathy patients? Can IgA Nephropathy patients eat cactus?

First, get an overview of IgA Nephropathy.

IgA Nephropathy, or IgA Nephritis, is one glomerulonephritis that is characterized by hematuria, proteinuria, upper respiratory infections, high blood pressure, back pain and some other symptoms. In some cases, people with this nephritis can get complete remission, while most often, IgA Nephropathy may worsen to kidney failure. Cactus is more than one simple vegetable that indeed can do something for managing IgA Nephropathy or at least its symptoms.

Second, know how does cactus help treat IgA Nephropathy.

Cactus is known as its high content of vitamin B2, fiber, essential amino acid, potassium and some other nutritions. Also, it is low in sodium and sugar. All of these characteristics determine some IgA Nephropathy patients can consume cactus and get benefits, while some others should limit their intake.

- A good protein supplement: For people with kidney disease, low-quality protein will produce extra waste products to increase the burden on kidneys. Cactus is one great source of high-quality protein, because it contains eight essential amino acids.

- Reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol: It is reported that the reason cactus has this effect is that it contains vitamin B2 and some other vitamins.

- Active blood and improve metabolism: Eating cactus regularly can help prevent sugar from depositing in the body. Also, it can help detoxify the body, by removing more waste products and toxins.

Third, learn about which kind of IgA Nephropathy patients can’t use cactus.

On one hand, when IgA Nephropathy aggravates into end stage, extra potassium will build up in the body. In this case, patients should develop a low-potassium diet, while cactus is high in potassium. On the other hand, some people may be allergic to cactus. If IgA Nephropathy patients have this problem, try to avoid this food.

Eating healthy can do a lot to help treat IgA Nephropathy. Always make sure your diet is suitable for your medical case. Many dietitians and doctors here are glad to give you help that they can provide. If you need, you can send email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com or kidneydoctor@hotmail.com.




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