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Is Fish Oil Good or Bad for IgA Nephropathy Patients

Time:  2014-03-16 01:22

Is Fish Oil Good or Bad for IgA Nephropathy PatientsFish oil is welcomed by many people, especially the old. Fish oil has the function of declining inflammation occurrence, reducing blood lipids and preventing heart diseases. Then is fish good or bad for IgA Nephropathy patients?

The research has shown that fish oil is helpful to retard the progression of IgA Nephropathy, a disease that can end in Kidney Failure. Many nephrologists also suggested that patients with other types of chronic kidney disease take this supplement, as it has the benefits as below:

A. Decrease inflammation

Kidney patients or people on dialysis often experience problem of chronic inflammation. Fish oil has anti-inflammation properties because of its concentration of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

B. Reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Both IgA Nephropathy or CKD are risk factors for CVD, so it is beneficial to take this supplement. The standard dosages have not been established. You can consult our online doctor about it.

However, people with IgA Nephropathy should not take fish oil without consulting nephrologists. Though it is generally harmless, it may interact with aspirin and other common over-the-counter drugs. In addition, it may inhibit the immune system, which may be an issue for people who are already taking immunosuppressive agents.

If you are a IgA nephropathy patient, you had better ask your doctor to know whether you can eat fish oil or not. Because each patient’s illness condition is different. You must remember that only the personalized treatment and diet plan can make the perfect effect.

Is fish oil good or bad for IgA Nephropathy patients? Your health condition will tell you the answer. If you have question, leave us a message below, we are her to help. Take care.

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