Question: My creatinine is 214 with IgA Nephropathy. Is lactose free milk good for patients with IgA Nephropathy.
Answer: Lactose free milk contains all nutritions of milk containing lactose. Lactose is one sugar, and the body can secrete one enzyme to digest lactose normally. However, some people are lactose-intolerant or allergic to this sugar.
IgA Nephropathy patients who have the above problems are suggested to choose lactose-free milk rather than lactose-containing milk. Besides, if these patients are taking steroids to control their kidney problem, they may be at a risk of high blood sugar. Milk is one great source of high-quality protein, so patients can drink milk to provide protein. In this case, patients are suggested to choose lactose free milk.
From the above analysis, we can know this type of milk is good for patients with IgA Nephropathy unless patients' phosphorus level in the blood is higher than the normal. Dairy products including milk are high-phosphorus foods. If patients' kidney disease has progressed into advanced stage, patients should pay highly attention to their phosphorus intake. Otherwise, they may suffer from skin itching, muscle problems, and so on.
To determine whether you can drink lactose-free milk, you can tell us more about your illness condition.