IgA Nephropathy is one kidney disorder that may cause a series of symptoms and complications. To fight against kidney disorder, patients are suggested to do some exercise. Swimming is one gentle exercise loved by many people. Is it suitable for IgA Nephropathy patients?
Swimming can help build and strengthen tissues, because it is beneficial to boost energy for the body and prompt patients’ immune system.
For patients with IgA Nephropathy, their kidney disease is due to immune disorder. To prevent kidney disease from further damage, patients are suggested to take steroids or immunosuppressants. Although these medicines can help deal with this disease, it may cause some side effects including weakening immune system. Then, they are at a high risk of infections, cold, fever, chill, and so on.
Swimming is one exercise that can help boost patients’ immune system, so it is able to prevent the onset of problems the above mentioned. However, urinary tract infections and hematuria are also common symptoms of IgA Nephropathy. If patients are suffering from one of these two problems, they are suggested to stop their swimming exercise plan. In severe cases, they should have more rest in bed.
In addition to swimming, walking, yoga, jogging, Taichi, Qigong, etc, are also beneficial for patients with IgA Nephropathy. These choices of exercise can help boost patients’ overall health condition. If they want to treat their kidney disease very well, they should take some therapies to reverse their kidney damage and stop inflammatory reactions within kidneys effectively.
Immunotherapy is just one therapy focusing on treating immune disorder and rebuilding kidney filtration membrane. When the pathogenic factors are removed, patients’ IgA Nephropathy can be managed very well.
To make sure you can swim safely and beneficially, you can have a detailed talk with doctor online.