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How Much Protein and Salt Can A FSGS Patient Take per Day with GFR 50-60

Question: Hi, my mom is diagnosed as FSGS. She is so concerned about her kidney function and future life and want to know how to change her dietary plan. Her GFR is 50-60ml/min, and she has no edema and hypertension. Proteinuria less than nephrotic range and microscopic hematuria are present. I wonder how much protein and salt she can take per day.

How Much Protein and Salt Can A FSGS Patient Take per Day with GFR 50-60Answer: As we all know, FSGS is a kind of chronic kidney disease. Besides medical treatment, you should pay attention to the healthy lifestyle. Only when you combine them together can you achieve a good therapeutic effect. From what you said, I can see that your mother is in stage 3 kidney disease.

About protein intake

No matter healthy people or kidney patients both need protein to maintain the normal function of your body. In stage 3, protein intake should be limited into 0.6-0.8 g/kg per day, in case too much consumption increases the workload of kidneys and worsens proteinuria. Besides, in order to reduce the production of waste products, choose some high quality protein to eat, such as lean meat, egg white, milk, fish, poultry without skin, etc.

About salt intake

You said your mother has no edema and hypertension, it is unnecessary for the patient to restrict salt intake. But she had better follow a low salt intake about 5-6 g per day. Because excess salt intake retains water in body, leading to edema and high blood pressure.

Besides protein and salt, kidney patients should pay attention to the intake of carbohydrates, vitamins, fiber, etc. A balanced diet should take all those aspects into consideration. If you need a detailed diet plan, please send your mother’s medical test report and her dietary habit to igacure@gmail.com. Our doctors will contact you after analyzing her case.

Your mother’s GFR is 50-60. Early treatment can help her improve GFR and stop the progression to kidney failure. In our hospital, there are many therapies, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, biotherapy, etc. If you are interested in them, please tell us also.

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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