Glomerulonephritis Diet Recommendations, Glomerulonephritis Treatment, Vitamins & More
Today’s video is about glomerular diseases and kidney disease. This information comes from the executive summary of the KDIGO, that’s “Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes 2021: Guidelines for the Management of Glomerular Diseases in the Kidney International Journal.”
Glomerulonephritis is the term for the inflammation that encompasses diseases like membranous nephropathy, IgA nephropathy, lupus and anything where that glomerular becomes inflamed. We’re going to put this for download on our website so you can download this and read it for yourself. It may be hard to understand but you can always bring it to your doctor because it gives you the most up-to-date management. Don’t assume they know this information and they’re already up to date.
What I first strongly recommend if you have one of these diseases is getting the opinion of three nephrologists, preferably one that specializes in just this disease. Then let’s talk about some natural stuff you can do to help. Glomerulonephritis diet recommendations begin with Executive summary of the KDIGO 2021 Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseasesa low sodium diet, about 2000 milligrams or less per day, is going to decrease the protein in the urine protein area. This is super important.
There’s a lot of other dietary things you can do like lowering protein but at the least lower your sodium. You can look at other videos about other diets but get the sodium down. Do not add salt to your food, and always buy items with very little salt.
What else you can do is take CoQ10. This super nutrient for the kidney is supplement which you can purchase over the counter or online. This is a really great supplement that’s shown to benefit these autoimmune diseases and these diseases of inflammation. I recommend 200 milligrams, even upwards of 400 milligrams per day. We have another video about CoQ10, if you want to learn more about this supplement.
Some exercise was actually mentioned to help slow down the rate of these kidney diseases. We’re not looking for excessive exercise. Instead they really recommend around five days a week, half hour to 45 minutes a day. You can build to that by starting at 10 or 15 minutes of walking per day.
Another supplement that has shown some benefit in glomerular diseases is Reishi mushroom. Give it 90 days or so and do your blood work before and after. Remember to try multiple treatment options to get a synergistic effect.