The benefits of exercise have been well known to many people. However, exercise is not for everyone when they are very weak and need a rest. Does exercise help IgA Nephropathy patients? It depends on the type, frequency, duration and the patient’s illness condition.
What exercise is right for IgA Nephropathy patients?
- Avoid strenuous exercise
- Do mild or moderate exercise
1. Aerobic exercise: IgA Nephropathy patients can benefit from some aerobic exercise such as walking, biking, swimming, jogging, hiking or running. Generally speaking, these types of exercise are recommended to take 3 times a week but not continuous three days. For example, Monday, Thursday, and Friday will be better. The duration of the exercise should be based on your own feelings, and normally it ranges from 15-30 minutes. However, if you have some uncomfortable feelings such as much muscle soreness, shortness of breath, or dizziness, you should tell your doctor and coach to change or stop the exercise.
2. Resistance training: Use a lighter weight, as heavy one can increase the blood pressure to levels unsafe for IgA Nephropathy.
You can do it at home with all kinds of bottles, and you can even adjust the weight by increasing or reducing water of the bottle.
3. Flexible and stretching: Yoga and Tai Chi are both good choices.
Benefits of right exercise for IgA Nephropathy patients?
1. Control blood pressure
Exercise can enhance blood circulation so as to adjust the blood volume in the kidneys. Therefore, exercise is good for controlling blood pressure.
2. Boost immunity
As you know, IgA Nephropathy is an auto-immune system disorder that is caused by excessive immunoglobulin A deposition on kidneys. Exercise can enhance the immunity of the body so as to improve the glomerular filtration rate. Therefore, excessive wastes and toxins can be discharged.
What’s more, moderate physical activities can also help patients with IgA Nephropathy to develop a good mood, sleep quality, appetite and weight.
Now you must have got a general understanding about the effects on IgA Nephropathy patients. If you want to know more suggestions, you are welcomed to leave a message below.