Lupus Nephritis is the most common complication of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Due to its high risk of progressing to renal failure, it is better for patients with to attach great importance to it. Here are some pieces of advice for patients with lupus nephritis.
Manage your daily diet
Most of patients with Lupus Nephritis may have symptoms, such as swelling,
high blood pressure, urine protein, urine blood or impaired renal function. In
such case, it is necessary for them to pay close attention to daily diets.
1) Low protein
Patients with LUPUS NEPHRITIS should take in low protein. The protein intake
accords to the specific disease condition, commonly 0.3-1g/kg of weight. Animal
protein is the first choice. The foods contain animal proteins like skimmed
milk, egg white, fish, lean meat and so on. The limited foods include beans,
stone fruit, flour products, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, because this kind of food
contains low quality protein which can increase the burden of kidneys.
2) Adequate calories
Due to the limit of protein, it is easy to cause inadequate calories, so the
left protein of the body will be degraded. If that, it will increase the urea.
Therefore, patients should take in some foods with low protein and high
calories, such as,honey, fruit drops, and so on.
3)Less sodium intake
Excessive sodium can induce high blood pressure, edema, ascites, fluid
accumulation in the lungs, and even heart failure. Table salt, soy sauce,
aginomoto, tomato catchup, barbeque sauce, vinegar and so on contain amounts of
sodium. Patients should put little salt during cooking or after cooking. When
having dinner outside, patients can eat their foods after diluting salt of foods
with boiled water.
4) Less potassium intake
Due to the failure of kidney functions, potassium can not be removed out of
body. The excessive potassium can arouse severe heart diseases and even death.
So patients with Chronic Kidney Disease must take notice of potassium intake.
These foods contain potassium including mushroom, cauliflower, bamboo shoots,
carrots, pumpkin, guava, and so on. Besides that, the fruit like loquat, peach,
persimmon, orange and so on also contain potassium. Coffee, strong tea, chicken
powder, strong broth, soy sauce, table salt contains high potassium content as
5) Low phosphorus intake
The main functions of phosphorus are to strengthen bone. For patients with
chronic kidney disease, due to the abnormal renal functions, excessive
phosphorus accumulates in blood, leading to hyperphospheremia. If that, patients
bear skin itch, and bone diseases. The food which contains high phosphorus
includes diary products, soft drink, cola, viscera foods, bean foods, and so
Take care of yourself attentively
As a patient with lupus nephritis, it is necessary to take yourself
·Restrain your lupus of activity with medicines given by your doctor.
·Keep away from all factors able to cause infection or cold.
·Don’t do heavy work, either.
·Don’t stay a long time under the sunshine.
·Avoid using birth-control pills that contains estrogen.
Infection, cold, overstrain, ultraviolet rays and estrogen can deteriorate
Have a positive mood
Although Lupus Nephritis has high risk of developing to renal failure, you
should be positive to your condition and receive proper treatment under your
doctor’s guide. Positive mood is often helpful to your recovery.
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