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Can I take fish oil to Treat IgA Nephropathy? If you also have this question, you are not alone. Why so many people want to take fish oil for this kidney disease? Is it safe? How much can you take? Are there any side effects? All these ques

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Can I take Fish Oil to Treat IgA Nephropathy

2014-08-08 01:55

Can I take Fish Oil to Treat IgA NephropathyCan I take fish oil to Treat IgA Nephropathy? If you also have this question, you are not alone. Why so many people want to take fish oil for this kidney disease? Is it safe? How much can you take? Are there any side effects? All these questions you should think about before you decide to take this supplements.

Benefits of fish oil on IgA Nephropathy

1. Prevent from heart attack and high blood pressure

Fish oil first came to the attention of the general public in the 1980’s, when it was reported that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil might help to prevent heart attacks and high blood pressure, which are two high risk of renal damage.

2. Prevent inflammation

Inflammation can cause cell proliferation, causing ischemia and anoxia, which will worsen the the damage of the kidneys.

3. Reduce proteinuria

Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate protein synthesis and reduce protein breakdown by acting on completely different mechanisms in muscle metabolism.

Adverse effects of fish oil

1. Allergic reactions: Allergic reactions have been reported, and it’s not known if this is due to the fish oil itself. If in doubt, consult your nephrologist.

2. Interaction with NSAIDs: Fish oil may enhance anti-platelet action of Aspirin and other NSAIDs. Therefore, use of fish oil together with aspirin may be harmful. As with everything else you may read on this website, the decision to use fish oil or not in combination with these drugs must be taken by patient and nephrologist together, weighing potential risk and potential benefits. There cannot be a blanket recommendation that applies to everyone.

3. Immune system suppression. It has been reported in some sources that large doses of fish oil may suppress the immune system to some extent, and.

A final word

It’s hard to say what the real benefits are. We must defer to your nephrologist’s advice, since he or she knows your medical history best. Or you can tell us your illness condition and we can give you some suggestions. Either leaving a message below or emailing to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com is OK.

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