IgA Nephropathy is a kind of kidney disease caused by the glomerular inflammation due to accumulation of immunoglobulin A. This disease is a immune disorder issue. Is lactose-free milk good for IgA Nephropathy patients?
Lactose-free milk is always for people who could be lactose intolerant. Drinking and cooking with lactose-free milk is OK for IgA Nephropathy. It has added lactase to break down the lactose. It also has about the same nutrients as regular milk. Therefore, IgA Nephropathy patient can get nutrition and won’t upset the stomach.
Alternatives to milk for IgA Nephropathy patients
Soy milk, nondairy creamer, rick milk and almond milk become popular among kidney disease patients. However, some of these products do contain significant amounts of potassium and/or phosphorous. Since damaged kidneys cannot filter excess potassium and phosphorous in the blood, taking too much these products may lead to serious problems such as breath difficulty, numbness, muscle pain and nausea, etc. So, please read the label before you choose any one of them.
Other dietary restrictions for IgA Nephropathy
Maintaining a restricted diet is to protect your kidneys. This may require IgA Nephropathy patients to:
-Reduce sodium intake
-Control protein intake
-Drink water with moderation
-Watch out the potassium and phosphorous levels in foods
You should change your diet according to your won condition, according to your test report. You can send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will reply you within 24 hours.
Treatment for IgA Nephropathy
Compared with diet, treatment is more important since this is the key of dealing with IgA Nephropathy. According to our clinic experience, I recommend you to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They are very effective for improving blood circulation and reducing inflammation reactions on glomeruli. Therefore, IgA Nephropathy patients can improve their kidney function significantly by these herbs. For any details, please be free to contact us!