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Common Dietary Plan For Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

Time:  2014-02-15 07:48

Common Dietary Plan For Henoch-Schonlein PurpuraHenoch-Schonlein purpura is a form of vasculitis. Inflammation of the blood vessels causes bleeding in the capillaries of the kidneys, intestines, joints and skin. Patients will experience aching joints, a purple rash, abdominal pain, nausea, bloody stools and vomiting. After they suffer from certain kidney disease, their diet is very limited so as to control the disease progression. What is the dietary plan for henoch-schonlein purpura?

1. Bland diet

For people diagnosed with purpura nephritis, you can alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms by following a bland diet. A bland diet can be as simple as keep far away from eating spicy foods and a more strict BRAT diet. The BRAT diet includes bananas, rice, toast and applesauce.

2. Vitamin C

Purpura nephritis patients are suggested to supply enough vitamin C, which has the function to improve immune system and decrease the permeability of blood vessels. Decreased permeability of blood vessels help reduce blood pressure and prevent the protein leakage in the urine. Foods rich in vitamin C include grapefruits, orange, citrus, apple, lemon, strawberry, kiwi fruit, tomato and other green vegetables.

3. Proper protein intake

Protein is an essential element in our body. Too much or too little protein in the body both are bad for the patients. If they consume too less protein, their immunity will be reduced and they are easily get infections, which may lead to further kidney damage. On the contrary, too much protein intake, it will put a strain on kidney and cause kidney damage. Different person has different health conditions, so the proper amount of protein intake, you need to consult our online experts or leave us a message to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com.

4. Avoid stimulating foods

Some foods can aggravate patients’ illness conditions, so they should avoid these foods like shrimp, fish, seafood, crab, pepper, mutton, beef and chicken, etc. Besides, they also need to limit salt and fluid intake.

To summarize, purpura nephritis patients need to follow a kidney-friendly diet, which is able to delay further kidney damage. What’s more, prompt and effective treatment is urgent to remedy renal damage and improve kidney function.

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