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Can Diet Restriction Slow Down the Progression of FSGS

Can Diet Restriction Slow Down the Progression of FSGS We can not live without food. A balanced diet does not only provide the nutrients your body needs, but also help you have a better control of the disease. Diet restriction is often suggested to FSGS patients. Can diet restriction slow down the progression of FSGS? After reading this article, you will find the answer.

Protein restriction helps you reduce proteinuria.

FSGS is a common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome, which is characterized by massive proteinuria. Since a lot of protein loses from the body, why restrict protein intake rather than supplement protein? The damaged kidney likes a sieve, which allow protein to go through. In such case, the more protein you eat, the more protein leaks. Therefore, you should restrict protein consumption.

Salt restriction helps you control blood pressure and alleviate swelling.

High blood pressure is a common complication of FSGS. Medicines such as ACEI and ARBs are helpful in blood pressure management, but that is not enough. You should pay attention to the intake of salt, which is a great source of sodium. Sodium can retain fluid in your body to worsen edema. It can also increase increase blood volume so as to raise blood pressure. To stabilize blood pressure and relieve edema, salt restriction is a necessity. When your edema disappears and blood pressure is stabilized, you can take sodium normally.

Fat restriction helps you control cholesterol level.

Not a few FSGS patients have high cholesterol level, which can increase the risk of heart failure so as to threaten their life. Fat is packed with high cholesterol content., so you had better limit the intake of fat, especially saturated fat, but moderate unsaturated fat, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil is OK.

In fact, after blood test, you will see which elements in your blood is beyond the normal range and then you should limit the food high in this element. Besides, diet restriction does not mean you should avoid certain diet.

Can diet restriction slow down the progression of FSGS? Yes, it can, but you should know how to restrict diet correctly. Improper diet restriction can worsen your kidney disease. Therefore, it is necessary for you to talk with your doctor to make a personalized diet plan.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.

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