Runners can be described as one profession or just one group of people who love running. Lupus Nephritis is one common kidney disorder caused by SLE or lupus. For runners who diagnosed with this type of kidney disease, we have some suggestions to make them living with Lupus Nephritis better.
Lupus Nephritis occurs, when immune complexes deposit in glomeruli and cause inflammatory reactions. When kidney filters, glomeruli, can’t play their filtration function, patients will suffer from a variety of symptoms. They are proteinuria, hematuria, swelling, high creatinine level, high BUN level, and so on.
According to the characteristics of Lupus Nephritis, we give out the following suggestions for runners with this disease.
1. Don’t eat too much meat
To replenish energy and build their muscle, runners also eat more meat than general population. However, meat is one great source of creatinine, so eating extra meat is more likely to rise high creatinine level and increase the burden on kidneys.
2. Avoid creatine supplement
Creatinine is generated from creatine during muscular metabolism. For runners, creatine supplement can help them recover their energy quickly, but meanwhile this will increase patients’ creatinine level largely.
3. Don’t do long-term running
For people with kidney disease, they are recommended to avoid strenuous exercise. Therefore, runners had better give up long-term running for their kidney health. When they have hematuria or urinary tract infections, they even need to have more rest on the bed.
4. Develop a low-sodium diet
Sodium can induce or worsen swelling or high blood pressure for Lupus Nephritis patients. Generally speaking, a low-sodium diet ranges from 1,000 to 4,000mg one daily. A more restricted diet with sodium ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 mg one daily.
Additionally, many other advices can also help runners live better with Lupus Nephritis. If you want to learn more about them, you can leave a message to us. I will email them to you in detail.