Can fish oil treat kidney disease?
Some studies have shown that fish oil is effective in the treatment of iga nephropathy, while others have not. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are the main active ingredients for treating kidney disease. We know that kidney disease is caused ...
Some studies have shown that fish oil is effective in the treatment of iga nephropathy, while others have not. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are the main active ingredients for treating kidney disease. We know that kidney disease is caused by inflammation. IgA nephropathy is the deposition of IgA in the kidney and causes an immune and inflammatory response, while fish oil can reduce this immune and inflammatory response, thereby reducing urine protein and serum creatinine.
Will taking fish oil relieve urine protein and improve kidney function? Not necessarily.
Although fish oil can reduce the immune response and reduce the synthesis of nitric oxide by reducing the production of cytokines (cytokines that promote inflammation), some scholars also believe that it can also treat membranous nephropathy, focal segmental glomeruli Sclerosing, lupus nephritis, and some interstitial nephritis, but from the clinical effect point of view, mixed reputation, can not be unanimously recognized by the academic community.
Does taking fish oil have side effects?
A few patients may have snoring and diarrhea after taking fish oil, which is generally not very serious. For most patients, taking fish oil is safe.
Should iga nephropathy patients take fish oil?
When the 24-hour urinary protein quantification of IgA nephropathy is more than 1 g, the kidneys are damaged due to excessive urinary protein, and Pully/Sartans antihypertensive drugs are required to reduce urine protein.
At present, the two drugs for the treatment of IgA nephropathy are still the best choice. If the urinary protein falls below 1g after 3 months of taking Pully/Sartans, consider fish oil. After taking fish oil, pay attention to monitoring urinary protein and serum creatinine. If these two indicators show a decline, then fish oil will be effective.
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