Is it OK to eat papaya with IgA Nephropathy? IgA Nephropathy is one common glomerular disease that affects many patients’ life. Papaya is awarded “ the King of fruit”, so it can bring some health benefits for patients with IgA Nephropathy.
The onset of IgA Nephropathy is due to immune disorder. Abnormal immune system can’t remove extra IgA from the body, or immune system produces IgA abnormally. As IgA builds up in kidneys and causes inflammatory reactions, it will induce IgA Nephropathy.
When more and more glomeruli are damaged by inflammatory reactions, some symptoms such as high blood pressure, proteinuria, swelling and hematuria will appear. In this condition, papaya is one good choice to help manage these problems.
For IgA Nephropathy patients, papaya can bring the following benefits.
- Deal with high blood pressure
Compared with hematuria, high blood pressure isn’t so common for IgA Nephropathy patients. However, quite a number of these patients do experience this problem. Papaya is one fruit that can help prevent and manage hypertension, so as to slow down the progression of kidney damage.
- Protect the remaining kidney functioning tissues
Papaya is a great source of vitamin C that is one common antioxidant. Moderate amount of vitamin C can remove free radicals from the body and protect the residual kidney functioning tissues.
- Cleanse polluted blood
When kidneys fail to cleanse the blood normally, metabolic wastes and toxins will build up in the blood. Papaya is beneficial to help purify blood and provide a clean environment for kidney restoration, even though this benefit is limited.
If IgA Nephropathy patients have pain during urination or are allergic to papaya, they should avoid it. To be responsible for your health, you had better consult the doctor before eating this fruit.