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Is There A List of Food that Can Be Served as A Guideline for FSGS Patients

Is There A List of Food that Can Be Served as A Guideline for FSGS PatientsA healthy balanced diet can provide your body with carbohydrate, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins and fiber in sufficiency quantity and reasonable proportion. Such a diet does not only meet the various needs of body, but also helps prevent disease. Is there a list of food that can be served as a guideline for FSGS patients? If you want to know the answer, please go on reading.

Protein

Because many FSGS patients have proteinuria, low protein diet is often required to reduce protein in urine, decrease workload of kidneys and lower creatinine level and BUN level. Protein intake depends on remaining kidney function. In early stage kidney disease, 1 g/kg protein can satisfy the need of body. In stage 3, 0.6 g/kg protein is OK. In stage 4, protein intake should be controlled into 0.4 g/kg. And in the end stage, protein intake is 0.2 g/kg. But when you are on dialysis, protein intake increases to 1.2 g/kg. Moreover, you should choose high quality protein like lean meat, poultry without skin and egg white.

Fat

In order to lower cholesterol level, FSGS patients are often required to control their fat intake, especially saturated fat. Relatively speaking, unsaturated fat is preferred to saturate fat. Because unsaturated fat helps lower cholesterol level. Fish oil and flaxseed oil are rich in such fat.

Carbohydrate

Because protein and fat are all limited, you should consume enough carbohydrate to supply calory for the body. Rice, cereal, sweet potatoes and carrots are good choice.

Vitamins, fiber and minerals

Vitamins, fiber and minerals are essential for the normal function of body. Almost all the fresh vegetables and fruits are good source of such substances. But you should pay attention to their content of potassium. If your potassium level is high, you had better avoid such food.

There is no one particular diet that is right for all FSGS patients. If you would like an individualized diet plan, please leave your medical condition in the below. Our doctors will contact you later.

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