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Are Seafoods Good for Lupus Nephritis Patients

2014-05-06 07:24

Are Seafoods Good for Lupus Nephritis PatientsSeafoods are very popular among people because of their delicious tastes and rich nutritions. But for Lupus Nephritis patients, can you make sure that seafoods are still good and safe?

Lupus Nephritis is a kind of secondary disease caused by SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) and it is a kind of autoimmune disease. Lupus Nephritis is mainly caused by the deposition of lots of immune complexes on glomeruli. With the development of illness condition, GFR (glomerular filtration rate) will reduce badly and some symptoms and complications will occur, such as blood urine, proteinuria, kidney failure and so on. In order to control illness condition, a reasonable and healthy diet is vital for Lupus Nephritis patients. Are seafoods beneficial to patients with Lupus Nephritis?

In fact, Lupus Nephritis patients are not suggested to eat seafoods, but they can keep moderate consumption. You can know the reasons from the following contents.

Protein in seafoods

As we all know, seafoods are a good source of protein, while, Lupus Nephritis patients should have a low amount but high-quality protein diet. The more protein they intake, the more metabolic wastes can be produced. And these waste products cannot be filtered from the body and increase patients’ kidney’s burden. In this condition, patients’ kidney problems will become more serious. But seafoods are rich in high-quality protein, so patients can eat some seafoods according to individual condition.

Purine in seafoods

Seafoods contain a large amount of purine which is a major source of uric acid. Lupus Nephritis patients also may have hyperuricemia due to their low kidney function. At this time, it is not a wise choice to eat seafoods for Lupus Nephritis patients.

Inflammatory reactions after eating seafoods

Many people are allergic to seafoods, and patients with Lupus Nephritis must be careful when eating them. If you have lupus nephritis and are allergic to seafoods, you must keep away from them to protect your kidneys. Such food as crabs, shrimps and field snail are easy to induce allergy, which aggravates the illness condition.

You’d better consult a doctor before eating seafoods if you have lupus nephritis. More detailed information, please contact our online doctors directly and freely.

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