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Which Kind of Protein Source Foods can be Chosen for Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis

2014-01-02 07:51

Which Kind of Protein Source Foods can be Chosen for Henoch-Schönlein Purpura NephritisWhich kind of protein source foods can be chosen for Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis (HSPN)? Henoch-Schönlein Purpura is a autoimmune disease which is based on the pathological changes of small necrotizing vasculitis, and the clinical features are skin purpura, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, arthritis and kidney damage. When the Henoch-Schönlein Purpura cause kidney damage, people will get Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis.

As we know, for kidney disease patients, they are often recommended to keep a kidney-friendly diet, which will help reduce the kidney burden and prevent the further damage of kidney function. The most common dietary principle is to limit the protein intake and keep proper amount of protein intake everyday. Therefore, why Henoch-Schönlein Purpura nephritis patients should limit their protein intake?

The Henoch-Schönlein Purpura will cause kidney damage, which is mainly the glomeruli damage. As we know, the kidney function is mostly depending on glomeruli, which can help filter out the bad substances in blood and keep the nutrition such as protein in body. When the glomeruli are damaged, they will fail to work well, and the useful substances will leak out from the glomeruli into urine. Then people will have the symptom of bubbly urine or foamy urine.

Protein is an important nutrient for our body which can help improve the immune system and keep the body health. When people lose a large amount of protein in urine, they will also experience swelling and high blood pressure, which will cause further damage to kidneys.

Which kind of protein source foods can be chosen for Henoch-Schönlein Purpura nephritis?

As protein is necessary nutrition for our body, when patients are suffering from a large amount of proteinuria, they will get poor immunity and make further damage of the kidneys. So patients are often recommended to limit their protein intake, which will reduce the amount of protein in body.

Patients are often advised to take high quality protein, because high quality protein will excrete less metabolite, and reduce the kidney burden.

The common high quality protein contain milk, lean meat, fresh fish and egg white. Patients should also take proper amount of protein depending on their illness condition.

Besides, Henoch-Schönlein Purpura nephritis should also follow some other general principles in their daily diet, which will help them protect their residual kidney function. In addition, they should also have effective medical treatment to remedy their kidney damage and improve their kidney function.

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