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Can IgA Nephropathy Patients Eat White Rice

2014-04-14 06:09

If you are diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, you must pay attention to your daily diet. However, developing a healthy diet is not easy for IgA Nephropathy patients, because it needs to depend on patients’ illness condition. One day, a patient with IgA Nephropathy asked us “Can I eat white rice with IgA Nephropathy?” Today, I’ll give you an answer about the question.

As we all know, white rice is one of staple food in our daily diet. According to analysis of Modern Nutriology, rice is rich in protein, vitamins and mineral substance. Also, it has a low quantity of fat. In fact, rice contains 75% carbohydrate, 7%~8% protein, and 1.3%~1.8% fat. What’s more, the carbohydrate of rice is starch. For people with good kidneys, eating rice can supply energy of our bodies need, promote bone growth and prevent gastrointestinal disease. However, is white rice a good choice for IgA Nephropathy patients?

IgA Nephropathy patients should keep a low protein diet but a high quality protein diet. High quality protein in patients’ body produces fewer waste products and can be easily absorbed by body. Taking too much protein can increase kidneys’ burden. As rice contains large amount of protein, patients should pay much attention to having rice. What’s more, compared with another food with protein, such as lean meat, egg white, milk and so on, protein of rice is poorer than those food. Reducing the amount of protein you eat may help slow the progression of IgA Nephropathy and protect your kidneys.

IgA Nephropathy patients should limit intake of phosphorus, potassium and sodium. The minerals of white rice includes 68mg phosphorus, 55.3mg potassium and 1.6mg sodium. When kidney function is affected by IgA Nephropathy, patients may have high potassium or phosphorus level. Then, they should control the intake of white rice.

Now, do you get the answer about “can IgA Nephropathy patients eat white rice?” If you have any question about healthy diet or other questions of IgA Nephropathy, consult the online doctor directly. You can get a satisfied answer.

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