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Is Milk Recommended for FSGS Patients

Is Milk Recommended for FSGS PatientsMilk is regarded as one of the best supplements of our body, because it can provide us with protein which is the basic of life. However, some FSGS patients are told to limit protein intake. Why is this? Is milk recommended for FSGS patients?

Milk is a good nutrition supply for FSGS patients, but they need to regulate the intake according to their own condition.

Why is milk recommended for FSGS patients?

Milks is a white liquid rich in high quality protein. High quality protein is a protein that can be fully consumed in our body and meanwhile produce less wastes. Protein is the basic of our body and we need to ingest some protein to meet the demand of our physical activity.

The end product of protein is urea nitrogen which needs to be removed out of the body by kidney. If FSGS patients consume too much low quality protein, lots of urea nitrogen will be produced, which not only elevates BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) level, but also increase kidney burden. Milk contains high quality protein can meet our physical demand and meanwhile produce less wastes. Therefore, milk is recommended for FSGS patients.

Why do FSGS patients need to be careful about milk intake?

Milk is recommended for FSGS patients, but they need to regulate the intake according to their illness condition, because:

-too much protein intake will aggravate proteinuria and accelerate FSGS progression

Proteinuria is a symptom of FSGS, which is a condition that lots of proteins are lost in urine. Damaged kidneys can not preserve protein in the body. Under such a condition, the most protein they ingest, the more serious the protein leakage.

-low protein intake will aggravate hypoproteinemia

In some cases, FSGS presents as Nephrotic Syndrome which is an illness marked by proteinuria and hypoproteinemia. In such a case, if FSGS patients limit protein intake severely, hypoproteinemia protein will be aggravated.

How much protein is needed by a FSGS patient depends on their specific illness condition. If you are a FSGS patient and want to know the proper protein intake for you or how much milk you can drink a day, please consult our online doctor for individual advice.

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