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Diet Plan for FSGS Patients to Follow

Diet Plan for FSGS Patients to FollowWhat is the diet plan for FSGS patients to follow? It is really hard for many FSGS patients to make a right choice about what foods they should eat and what foods they need to avoid, because a good diet should be on the basis of exact illness condition. Even though, it does not mean there is nothing we can do to help FSGS know well about what foods to eat and avoid. The following is the guidance for FSGS patients to make a good diet plan.(If you are a sufferer if FSGS, it will be very helpful for you.)

1. Adjustment for protein

0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight is needed everyday for healthy people. For FSGS patients, if their illlness is in stage 3-4, 0.4-0.6 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight is necessary a day. However, if their illness has developed to stage 5 and meanwhile they have not started dialysis, 0.2 gram of protein is needed per kilogram of body weight per day. For these who are on dialysis, much more protein (1.2 g/kilogram/day) will be needed as some of the protein are lost during the process of dialysis. Besides, about 60% of the protein ingested by FSGS patients should be high quality protein which is contained by lean meat, milk, fish and egg white.

2. A low-fat diet

In some cases, FSGS presents as Nephrotic Syndrome which is marked by serious leakage of protein. For FSGS patients who are suffering from massive proteinuria, their blood lipid is usually higher than the normal range. Under such a condition, they need to follow a low-fat diet by excluding greasy foods from their table.

3. Electrolyte balance

A healthy kidney also helps to maintain electrolyte balance, so when one is affected by FSGS, he may experience electrolyte imbalance which usually refers to high potassium level, high phosphorus level and low calcium level. Therefore, while making diet plan, foods that are low in potassium, phosphorus and high in calcium should be firstly considered.

4. Low-salt diet

A low-salt diet is necessary for all the kidney disease patients (IgA Nephropathy patients are also included), because salt is high in sodium and high-sodium diet not only add extra burden on kidney, cause elevation of blood pressure, but also trigger severe fluid retention. Therefore, forIgA Nephropathy patients, processed foods are always not recommended. Also, they are always reminded to add less salt while cooking.

The above are several dietary tips for people who are living with IgA Nephropathy. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us and we will try our best to solve your problems.

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