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What is a good diet for IgA nephropathy patients?

What is a good diet for IgA nephropathy patients?

Low antigen diet: Patients with IgAN have an immune problem. An Italian study by Ferri reported a marked reduction in proteinuria in IgAN patients put on a strict low-antigen diet (a diet free of foods likely to cause immune response- http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8302454). Such diets are low in wheat, soy, food preservatives, and food coloring. Contact Claudio Ferri Univ L'Aquila Coppito, Italy for more info ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What diet should a patient of IgA nephropathy follow?

What diet should a patient of IgA nephropathy follow?

Low protein is wise: However, if renal function is perfectly normal and you only have moderate protein losses in urine you may not need to restrict your protein intake. Fish oil is useful for IgA nephropathy, but you will be getting this in capsules. ...Read more

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Can cessation of nicotine (not smoking, but NRT) reduce proteinuria in an iga nephropathy patient?

Can cessation of nicotine (not smoking, but NRT) reduce proteinuria in an iga nephropathy patient?

It is possible: nicotine is a very dangerous drug. For example, it has been shown recently in mice that it damages cells in the pancreas, why not in the kidney? ...Read more

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How do ACE inhibitors work for treatment of Iga nephropathy where a patient already has normal blood pressure?

How do ACE inhibitors work for treatment of Iga nephropathy where a patient already has normal blood pressure?

Ace: Ace inhibitors block the angiotensin converting enzyme. This has an effect on the proximAl tube and glomerulus of your kidney. This benefits your kidney by not losing protein at these parts of the kidney. Good for your condition and diabetics too. ...Read more

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What diet one should take if IgA nephropathy?

What diet one should take if IgA nephropathy?

Low-protein & salt: Nephropathy, kidney disease, regardless of cause, generally dictates a diet lower in protein and in sodium (table salt). The degree of restriction depends on the degree of current kidney compromise, the expectation of future damage, & the presence of other contributory risk factors like diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more

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What are major symptoms of IgA nephropathy?

What are major symptoms of IgA nephropathy?

Blood in the urine: Iga nephropathy usually does not present with any noticable symptoms. However when you see your doctor, the doctor may notice blood in your urine. Also the doctor may notice protein in your urine. In some occassions, you may develop swelling in your feet. ...Read more

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Is a biopsy necessary for IgA nephropathy?

Is a biopsy necessary for IgA nephropathy?

IgA Nephropathy: Urine and blood tests can be done but the only way for your doctor to confirm a diagnosis of IgA nephropathy is with a kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after being diagnosed with IgA nephropathy?

What is the life expectancy after being diagnosed with IgA nephropathy?

Not short.: Iga nephropathy sometimes resolves spontaneously. Many cases have stable disease i.e. With no deterioration for long years. Severe cases however, will develop end-stage renal disease and require dialysis. They will be eligible for transplant that can be repeated if needed. Each transplant could give on the average 90%+ of 10-15 years renal graft survival. ...Read more

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Is IGA Nephropathy genetic/hereditary?

Is IGA Nephropathy genetic/hereditary?

IgA neph: Data have shown a genetic clustering for IgA nephropathy - however its genetic nature is not certain - ...Read more

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What is the treatment for proteinuria in IgA nephropathy?

What is the treatment for proteinuria in IgA nephropathy?

Proteinuria IgAN: Good question. Conventional approach is to commence an ACE Inhibitor and then titrate the dose upward slowly while measuring urine protein. Goal is to reduce proteinuria by at least 50%. Your BP program may require modification. Prednisone is also occasionally used for a flare of IgAN. ...Read more

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How would one go about getting IgA nephropathy?

How would one go about getting IgA nephropathy?

Sussceptibility: Iga nephropathy is a one of the most common glomerulonephritis ie a type of kidney disease in the world. The cause is not completely clear. Its a form of immunoglobulin ie a protein normally made in all of us, which gets deposited in the filter of the kidney, ie glomerulus and causes damage as it is slightly altered in those individuals. ...Read more

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How many people are suffering from IgA nephropathy disease in Canada? (%) Thank you for your time. :)

How many people are suffering from IgA nephropathy disease in Canada? (%) Thank you for your time. :)

Hard to tell: There are some incidence reports for several countries, but didn't see a report for Canada. Canada may be in the low end of the range of about 15-40 new cases per million people per year. That would be ~525 new cases per year, for Canada's 35 million people. The prevalence number is the number of total living patients with it, not just the annual new cases (Ministry of Health may know the number). ...Read more

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I have IgA nephropathy and have had back pain. What should I do?

I have IgA nephropathy and have had back pain. What should I do?

Supportive care: Igan can cause sig back/flank pain. This may be unrelated to severity of disease (you may have severe pain but normal kidney function); treatment is challenging. Narcotics are addictive and will make you sleepy; nsaids (like ibuprofen) are toxic to kidney; tyelenol is safe but may not help. Try exercise/yoga/acupuncture/gabapentin/tricyclic anti-depressants. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nephrotic syndrome and IgA nephropathy?

What is the difference between nephrotic syndrome and IgA nephropathy?

Kidney disease: In nephrotic syndrome the kidney excretes large amounts of protein. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases, but also by certain heavy metals, outdated medications and genetic diseases. Iga nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, actually glomerulonephritis that can lead to renal failure. It is frequently associated with a vasculitic rash, typically on legs and buttock (henoch-schoenlein purpura). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a link between IgA nephropathy and chronic pancreatitis?

Not directly: Iga nephropathy does not have a well established cause. It is associated with chronic liver disease, but not specifically pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I've had IgA nephropathy, are there methods to self-medicate, and is this disease serious or really incurable?

I've had IgA nephropathy, are there methods to self-medicate, and is this disease serious or really incurable?

Fishoil, fishoil: So far no other options to self medicate. It is usually incurable. Some people do better spontaneously or with fishoil. Others do worse and may need dialysis in the future and/or transplant. People tend to ignore f/u since there is no proven treatment. F/u will save you bad surprises also new treatments may develop.Blood pressure is ideal. Aggressive salt restriction under 2000mg/day if high bp. ...Read more

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I was told recently that I have IgA nephropathy. What are the treatments and complications? What to avoid? (eating or activities) Thank you very much!

I was told recently that I have IgA nephropathy. What are the treatments and complications? What to avoid? (eating or activities) Thank you very much!

Bergers Dz: Ig A nephropathy can be benign in 1/3rd patients, in the other 1/3rd, it can cause a small drop in kidney function, give rise to some protein in urine and raise BP years later, in the remaining 1/3rd patients, it can cause persistent drop in kidney function, give rise to elevated protein in urine and cause rise in BP. It can be controlled with medications. Avoid longterm nsaids, fish oil can help. ...Read more

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My brother's cre level is 15 after d. He is in sta 5 of IgA nephropathy. His blood goup is o-neg what would u suggest in this case. Hard to find a donor?

? Paired donor: If living donor doesn't match, paired donation can be an option. You can get more information about this program. You get more information about this program from the transplant center. ...Read more

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I have IgA nephropathy and I want to lose weight. Is ok for me to drink shakeology?

Talk to renal doc: While I'm not specifically familiar with shakeology, many of those preparations contain quite high levels of proteins. This may be quite hard for your kidneys to handle if you have renal problems. It is going to make a difference how much renal function you have left, etc. Also, some of these products have higher levels of potassium, so that, too, may be tough on you. Share info with renal doc. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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