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Can I Have Fish Oil if I Have MCD Along with Nephrotic Syndrome

Can I Have Fish Oil if I Have MCD Along with Nephrotic SyndromeHello, I am a 27 year old guy and I am suffering from MCD along with Nephrotic Syndrome. Can I have fish oil? If you are also curious about the diet for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, the following information may be helpful.

Nephrotic Syndrome patients often have hyperlipemia, so they are often asked to follow a low fat diet. But it does not mean they should avoid fat. To satisfy the need of body, we should know which kind of fat is good for health. Usually unsaturated oil is preferred to saturated oil. Fish oil is such a kind of unsaturated fat. Its high content of omega-3 fatty acids makes it a good choice for kidney patients.

Now let’s have a look at its health benefits first.

-Fish oil helps lower triglyceride level and serum cholesterol levels to improve blood circulation. It can also dilate blood vessels to lower blood pressure. Therefore, eating fish oil can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, the most common complication of Nephrotic Syndrome.

-Because of the use of steroids and immunosuppressants, immune system is often low for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. The consumption of fish oil can boost your immune system and resist diseases like colds and infections to reduce the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome.

-Nephrotic Syndrome is caused by kidney inflammation. Fish oil can help you reduce inflammation in the blood and tissues so as to help you improve kidney function. It can also relieve the arthritis by easing inflammation in the joints.

-Bone disease is not uncommon for kidney patients with the declined kidney function. Eating fish oil regularly can maintain bone density, because the omega-3 fatty acid DHA is essential for optimal bone health.

Precautions

Though fish oil has so many health benefits, you should control its intake. Because an excessive dosage of fish oil can have adverse allergies and side effects on the body. Besides, it may interact with antihypertensive drugs.

Whether you can have fish oil or not depends on your medical condition. Therefore, you had better consult your doctor first. If you need our help, you can also leave your basic medical condition in the below. Our doctors will contact you later.

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