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How Much Milk Should I Drink with FSGS

How Much Milk Should I Drink with FSGSHow much milk should I drink with FSGS? Milk is a good nutrition source for both children and adults. It is a white liquid with abundant proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals. It is very high in nutritious value, but for FSGS patients, they should be careful about milk intake due to impairment of kidney function. Well, how much milk is suggested for an individual with FSGS?

High quality protein in milk and FSGS

Milk is always suggested for FSGS patients to high quality protein which is very important to keep our body energized and function well. The basic component of protein is amino acid which is divided into 20 types. Among these types, only 8 types of them need to be gained through diet and they are called essential amino-acid. And for these who can be gained from foods and also produced by our body are called non-essential amino-acid. High quality protein refers to proteins in which amino-acids can be made full use of.

High quality protein can provide our body with necessary nutrition and meanwhile add less burden on kidney due to its high rate of utilization. FSGS is an illness that impairs kidney function gradually. Therefore, when one is detected with this illness, he is suggested to take high quality protein which can be found in milk, fish, lean meat and egg white.

How much milk to drink with FSGS?

For FSGS patients, milk intake should be based on specific illness condition, because high protein intake will add extra burden on kidney, which can result in further deterioration of illness. In general, 0.6-0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight is needed a day if FSGS is in stage 3. 0.4 g/k/d is suggested for these with stage 4 FSGS and if their illness has developed to stage 5 and meanwhile they are not on dialysis, 0.2 g/k./d is ok. However, if they are on dialysis, much more protein (1.2g/k/d) is needed because some of the protein might be lost from urine.

There are different kinds of milk in our daily life and also they contain different amount of protein. Plus, the difference of illness condition. Therefore, it is really hard to write out how much milk is needed by a FSGS patient, but I am the patient can figure out the exact amount they need according to their test report and the label in milk.

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