Lupus Nephritis results from SLE or Lupus, and it can affect kidney’s ability to filter blood largely. In this case, a specific diet plan that can help control Lupus Nephritis is needed. If you are also suffering from this kidney disease, follow me to modify your eating habit.
1. Develop a low-protein diet
Lupus Nephritis is one kind of glomerulonephritis, so extra protein intake will cause the overwork of kidney filters. Therefore, patients should control their protein intake. If their kidney function is still in high level, 0.8 g/kg of protein is recommended every day.
2. Follow a low-salt diet
Salt contains rich sodium that can induce or worsen patients’ swelling and high blood pressure. Therefore, a low-sodium diet with 1,000 ~ 4,000 mg of sodium is needed. Therefore, patients with Lupus Nephritis had better avoid canned foods, processed foods, salty condiments, salty drinks, fast foods, etc. Pay highly attention the label of foods to eat.
3. Avoid saturated fat
Lupus Nephritis is one autoimmune disorder resulted from active immune respond. Saturated fat can aggravate Lupus Nephritis and induce some serious problems like heart disease. From this point, Lupus Nephritis patients had better choose foods rich in unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat.
4. Consume more calcium-containing foods
As we know, steroids and immunosuppressants are taken commonly to treat Lupus Nephritis. When they help treating this disease, they in turn also cause some side effects. Renal bone disease is just one of these side effects. To prevent and treat renal bone disease, high-calcium foods are helpful.
5. Take in correct amount of potassium and phosphorus
Patients have to limit the intake of potassium and phosphorus, when kidneys can’t filter out waste products and toxins from the body efficiently. If you are tested out high potassium level or phosphorus level, you should limit the intake of foods high in potassium or phosphorus.
In the above, we have give out some dietary suggestions for Lupus Nephritis patients. However, diet plan can’t replace any medical treatment. Always make sure you are taking correct treatment plan. If you need any help, welcome to consult our online doctor.