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What Kind of Food Can Be Taken for FSGS Patients

What Kind of Food Can Be Taken for FSGS PatientsWhat kind of food can be taken for FSGS patients? There is no such a food list available for all the FSGS patients, as exact diet plan should be on the basis of specific illness condition. Even though, there are dietary principles for FSGS patients to follow:

1. Low-salt diet

Almost all the kidney disease patients, including FSGS patients, need to restrict salt intake. Salt is rich in sodium. High sodium diet not only increase blood pressure, but also cause fluid retention. Therefore, adding less salt while cooking is very important for FSGS patients. Besides, try to eat no or less pickles, salted foods and processed foods.

2. Proper protein intake

If illness presents as Nephrotic Syndrome, FSGS patients need to have a normal protein intake and generally 0.8-1.0 gram per kilogram of body weight per day. The metabolite of protein is urea nitrogen which needs to be excreted out of the body through kidney. High quality protein produces little wastes, so eating more high quality protein add less burden on kidney. For this reason, FSGS patients are usually suggested to eat some high quality protein like egg white, milk, fish and lean meat.

3. Low-fat diet

For FSGS patients, when large amounts of protein are lost from urine, liver will synthetize lipoprotein and finally cause hyperlipemia. Besides, when kidneys are impaired severely, dyslipidemia appears, which can also contribute to hyperlipemia. To prevent the further worsening of hyperlipemia, FSGS patients need to follow a low-fat diet by eating less high fat foods like butter, rendered animal fats, dark chocolate, procesed meat and whipped cream and so on.

4. Getting enough vitamin

FSGS patients need to get enough vitamin, like vitmain B and C, in their dialy diet. When FSGS develops to end stage renal failure, patients run a very high risk for anemia. Enough vitmian C is very helpful for alleviating renal anemia.

5. Adjustment of microelement

Electrolyte disturbance is a common problem for FSGS patients whose illness has developed to severe stage. In that case, they need to adjust the intake of microelement like potassium, phosphorus, sodium and calcium, so as to avoid further healthy tissues.

Diet is a part of the systematic treatment for FSGS, so patients must arrange their daily diet according to doctor’s suggestions and lab tests, so as to receive good treatment effects.

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