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What Vitamins Are Needed in Nephritis

2013-05-02 15:19

What Vitamins Are Needed in NephritisVitamins are important for everyone's health.Vitamin insufficiency in nephritis results in a variety of factors.What vitamins are needed in nephritis?

Causes of vitamin insufficiency in nephritis

*As the kidneys fail to work adequately,high levels of waste products build up in body.It can change the way the body uses vitamins.

*Some medications the patients are taking can affect the way the body uses vitamins.

*Following a restricted diet can make the patients miss certain vitamins from foods.

*Poor appetite,such as nausea and vomiting can affect the patients’ regular meals.The patients may not get enough daily vitamins.

*Nephritis can change the body’s ability to make some vitamins.

Vitamins that needed in Nephritis

B complex vitamins,vitamin C and A are usually prescribed to patients with nephritis.Meanwhile,the patients may also need vitamin D.These vitamins have different functions in body.

B complexes vitamins are a group of vitamins, but each has a different function in body.Vitamin B6,vitamin B12 and folic acid can help prevent anemia.

Additional vitamin B can change the foods the patients with nephritis eat to into energy that body needs.

Bone disease commonly occurs in nephritis.Vitamin D can help keep the bones healthy and reduce the incidence of muscle cramp,osteoporosis etc.

The patients can increase the intake of foods high in the above vitamins. Meanwhile,vitamin supplement is necessary in some cases. You can  email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  to get some dietary suggestions for people with nephritis.

Apart from vitamins supplement in nephritis,the patients should also adhere to the following dietary principles.

Low-protein diet

Protein consumption should be limited in nephritis patients with proteinuria.If excess proteins are consumed, it can worsen proteinuria and worsen renal function significantly.

Decreased salt intake

If the patients with nephritis have swelling,they should have decreased salt intake. Recommended sodium consumption should be less than 1.5g each day.

Additionally,the patients with nephritis should also reduce phosphorus and potassium should also be limited if the blood work shows high levels of minerals in blood.

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