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FSGS: How Do I Increase My GFR By Diet

FSGS: How Do I Increase My GFR By DietHow do I increase my GFR by diet in FSGS effectively?

In addition to creative level, GFR ( Glomerular Filtration Rate ) which estimates how much blood passes through your glomeruli each minute is also considered as an important indicator of how well your kidneys are working. Sometimes, when a person is diagnosed with FSGS, doctor may tell his or her GFR is low, which means that glomeruli is unable to perform its original work properly, as a result, excessive wastes, toxins and more liquids build up in the body. In early stage, dietary changes coupled with medication may help improve your GFR. Now, follow us and try to find some useful information.

How do I increase my GFR by diet in FSGS ?

1. Ingest proper protein:

Protein is an essential nutrition to meet our body’s needs. However, for FSGS patients, they must pay close attention to the intake of protein due to their damaged kidney. Usually, the amount is less than 1g per pound of body weight per day.

2. Avoid foods with low-potassium and low-phosphorus

If test shows you also suffering from high level of phosphorus and potassium in blood which may worsen your condition, we have to say you should avoid high potassium and phosphorus foods try your best.

3. Low-salt diet

It is also necessary to help increase your GFR . High salt foods like pickles, salted fish, salted meat, etc are not suggested to you in the daily diet.

4. Proper liquid intake

If you have edema or swelling symptom, you will be required to reduce the liquid intake. Please determine your best daily intake of liquids with your doctor carefully or talk with our online doctors for free help.

5. Consume enough calcium

In conclusion, a scientific diet is very helpful for FSGS patients to improve their GFR and slow the progression of FSGS. However, the answer is not absolute because different person has different illness conditions. Feel free to send us an email to igacure@gmail.com and let us know your specific illness condition, we will answer for you carefully.

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