IGAN kidney disease or IgA Nephropathy is a form of glomerulonephritis (inflammation on the glomeruli of the kidney). It is caused by excessive antibody called immunoglobulin A (IgA) depositing on the glomeruli. Is grape wine allowed for IgA Nephropathy patients?
As many persons know, chronic nephritis patients are not allowed to take alcohols, because alcohol will aggravate the illness condition. However, grapes has been known as one of the super fruits because its rich nutrition and medical usage. Grapes also have the function of increasing urine output. Well then, can IgA Nephropathy patients take grape wine? Let me explain for you.
Effects of grape wine on IgA Nephropathy patients
Moderate grape wine is good for improving digestion, fighting against bacteria, increase urine output, preventing cardiovascular diseases. However, the alcohol in grape wine, will aggravate the inflammation on the glomeruli.
If you cannot help taking grape wine, you can choose the pure grape wine. If you are still afraid of the effects of alcohol in grape wine, you can take it with meals, thus can slow down the absorption of alcohol. One thing you should be noted that people with IgA Nephropathy should take grape wine moderately. You can consult our doctors online for suggestions.
Dietary suggestion for IgA Nephropathy patients
- Low sodium and protein intake
-Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, but you should be cautious not taking too much if you potassium and phosphorous level is abnormal.
- Taking enough calories and vitamins
- Taking Chinese herbal tea
Dandelion, nettle, poria cocos, rhizome of lalang, corn silks, grifola, etc are all natural Chinese herbs that can increase urine output so as to help the kidney discharge excessive immune complexes.
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