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What to Eat When You Have FSGS?

What to Eat When You Have FSGS?FSGS is a kind of typical kidney disease. Diet plays an important role in your life, in which the correct eating can greatly improve your kidney health. What to eat when you have FSGS (or patients with kidney problem) plays the major role in greatly improve your kidney function. Making changes to your diet can help slow down the progress of kidney disease.

First, let’s learn what do the kidneys do?

The kidneys have the following major functions, for example which can remove wastes from your blood, help keep you from holding too much water in your body, and make hormones including those that control your blood pressure.

Second, how can diet affect your kidney disease (FSGS)?

The foods you eat can affect how the kidneys work. When you have kidney disease, you need to limit the amount of protein you eat. You also need to limit foods high in potassium and sodium. You may need to limit foods high in phosphorus. Now I will help you choose foods that are right for you.

The following will be the limit in your diet, what are they?

1. protein: your body uses protein to build and repair muscle.

2. potassium: a mineral the muscles use to work well.

3. sodium: a mineral found in salt. Your body needs sodium to function properly. It helps to maintain normal blood pressure, and normal function of muscle and nerves.

4. phosphorus: a mineral that helps keep your bones strong and healthy.

Why do FSGS patients need to limit their intake?

First, your kidneys remove the waste products formed when protein is digested. Too much of these waste will give more burden to your kidneys.

Second, a high amount of potassium can make your heart beat irregularly. Too much potassium can cause your heart to stop beating.

Third, your kidneys filter excess sodium into your urine. In kidney disease, excess salt can build up in your body causing you to hold water. Extra water can build up in your ankles, lungs or abdomen. This extra water makes your heart work harder and increases your blood pressure.

Forth, Too much phosphorus can cause loss of calcium from your bones and make them weak and brittle.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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