Lupus Nephritis is caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which is an autoimmune disease. As we all know, a healthy diet has significant influence on health as well as Lupus Nephritis patients. So what is healthy eating for Lupus Nephritis patients?
Patients with lupus nephritis will have lesions in many systems, and their diet will be different according to their conditions. You can consult our doctors online for a personalized dietary.
Some basic points that patients should pay attention to their diets.
1. High-quality protein diet
2. A low-sugar diet
3. A low-sodium intake, especially when you have hypertension.
4. Vitamins and calcium are recommended to you.
5. Drink enough fluid to stay away dehydration.
6. Avoid smoking and alcohol.
7. Avoid medications that can affect kidneys, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, indomethacin and so on.
According to these heathy eating tips and different symptoms of Lupus Nephritis, I will introduce some certain foods what should be avoided and what can be eaten by Lupus Nephritis patients.
Available foods for Lupus Nephritis patients
More fruits and vegetables which are rich in vitamins, such as green vegetables, strawberry, orange, grapefruit and so on.
Patients with Lupus Nephritis have a large amount of proteinuria, so high-quality protein should be supplied. Foods with high-quality protein include milk, lean meat, egg white, bean products, fish, etc.
Lupus Nephritis patients may have the imbalance of calcium and phosphorus, so patients should supply much calcium to balance phosphorus level. Milk, soy milk and bean products are available for Lupus Nephritis patients.
Food should be avoided by Lupus Nephritis patients
Patients have erythema on their skin, and usually, they are allergic to sunshine. Thereby, patients should keep away from foods which can increase sensitivity to sunshine, such as celery, caraway, fig and so on.
Patients should limit sugar intake, which can reduce the risk of diabetes. Such foods as wholewheat products, plant oil, carrot, cucumber and so on, are recommended to you.
Patients should avoid smoking and alcohol. Tobacco and alcohol contain many irritant ingredients which can increase the inflammatory in the body.
Patients should have a low-sodium diet in order to prevent edema and high blood pressure. Salted products should be forbidden, such as pickles, preserved egg, ham, shrimp, nuts, etc.