【Suitable Foods for Patients with Lupus Nephritis】
You need to have a “kidney-friendly” meal plan when you have lupus nephritis. What you eat affects your health, so we can see that diet plays an important role in patients’ treatment. A good and scientific diet can help patients recover soon. Here are the suitable foods for patients with lupus nephritis.
1. Low-fat food
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have less activates, so their digestive function is poor. They had better eat light and digestible food, such as vegetables and fruit rich in vitamin, because these foods could prevent osteoporosis caused by glucocorticoid. Do not eat high-fat greasy food.
2. Low-salt food
Using glucocorticoid will keep water and sodium detained in body. This can lead to swelling. So low-salt diet is necessary.
3. High quality protein food
SLE patients with damaged kidney often lose large amounts of protein from urine, and it can lead to hypoproteinemia. Thus patients have to supply sufficient high quality protein.
Patients can drink milk, bean products, eggs, lean meat, fish etc.
The following food they should avoid: fig, rape, bullacta exarata, celery, mushroom, fungi etc.
The key point for patients with SLE is to have right treatment. I recommend traditional Chinese medicine treatment to you.
The treatment is to comprehensively use vascular dilation, anti-inflammatory, anti-freezing and degradation of harmful substances to treat damaged kidney based on different patient’s condition.