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What Is the Suggested Diet for FSGS

What Is the Suggested Diet for FSGSWhat is the suggested diet for FSGS patients? We can eat what we like freely with healthy kidney, as it can help us excrete metabolite and keep our blood clean. However, once our kidney is affected for some reasons, we need to be careful about foods we eat and try to avoid foods that may cause further damages on our kidney. Well, for people who are told to have FSGS, what is the suggested diet?

What is FSGS?

FSGS is a common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome among children and adolescents. It is a kidney problem marked by damages on glomeruli. Since healthy glomerular filtration membrane helps us seperate nutrition and wastes in blood, so diagnosis of FSGS always mean protein leakge and high levels of toxins in blood.

What is the suggested diet for FSGS?

FSGS patients need to make diet changes according to their specific illness condition, so they may need to have different foods every day. Though there is difference about their diet, there are something in common:

1. Low salt intake

Low salt intake is not only necessary for FSGS, but also for other kidney disease patients, because high-salt diet will increase blood pressure, which can cause further damages on kidney. Therefore, people with FSGS need to avoid salted foods and processed foods.

2. Proper protein intake

If FSGS presents as Nephrotic Syndrome, patients need to ingest 0.8 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. Besides, foods with high quality protein like egg white, lean meat, milk and fish are suggested.

3. Vitamin supplements

FSGS patients are easily to suffer from hypovitaminosis due to diet limitation and metabolic disturbance. Therefore, while arranging daily diet, they need to eat ingest more vitamin foods, especially foods which are high in vitamin B and vitamin C.

4. High calorie intake

High-calory diet is also suggested for FSGS patients. High calorie intake not only provides FSGS patients with enough energy, but also reduce consumption of protein. Urea nitrogen is the metabolite of protein and needs to be excreted out through kidney, so reducing protein consumption is very helpful for lowering BUN level.

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