Fish Oil for IgA Nephropathy

2019-03-30 17:17

Fish Oil for IgA NephropathyFish oil, which is extracted from deep-sea fish, is rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory and hypolipidemic effects. It can help improve IgA Nephropathy to certain extent. Now go on reading to learn more information.

Now we know that chronic nephritis is caused by excessive immune inflammation, while immune inflammation is caused by oxidative stress. Fish oil can reduce the oxidative stress response of human body, thereby reducing immune inflammation and urinary protein.

Use of fish oil in the treatment of IgA Nephropathy

Current evidence suggests that only IgA nephropathy can be treated with fish oil.

Guidelines to improve the prognosis of global nephropathy suggest that patients with 24-hour proteinuria still greater than 1 g after 3-6 months of treatment with ACEI / ARBs can try fish oil.

Fish oil is not as effective as steroids, immunosuppressants, ACEI and ARBs in the treatment of kidney disease. Clinical trials showed that some patients with IgA Nephropathy had no significant effect, while others with IgA Nephropathy had a significant decrease in urinary protein after taking fish oil. So some scholars questioned the therapeutic effect of fish oil.

However, fish oil is an alternative treatment when other drugs fail to work or the effect is not obvious (24-hour proteinuria is still greater than 1g).

A patient once asked, "Fish oil is cod liver oil, right?"

No, cod liver oil is extracted from the liver of fish. It contains a lot of vitamin A and D. It has little to do with reducing urinary protein.

Besides fish oil, you can try some other treatment to improve IgA Nephropathy

In our hospital, Toxin-Removing Treatment is often used. This is a systemic treatment, which can eliminate IgA immune complexes and other waste products from the blood to make internal environment good for kidney self-healing and other medication application. It can also dissolve deposited IgA immune complexes on kidneys and restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and halt the progression of the disease. Moreover, it can increase blood flow into kidneys and improve blood circulation so as to provide the damaged kidneys with enough essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicine to speed up kidney recovery.

After a short period of treatment, symptoms such as hematuria and proteinuria will get great alleviated. After a long period of treatment, IgA Nephropathy will be under control.

Now you know fish oil may be good for IgA Nephropathy. For more information on its treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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