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Food Requirements of Nephrotic Syndrome Person

Food Requirements of Nephrotic Syndrome PersonWhen you are ill, the body needs more nutrient to recover itself. What are the food requirements of Nephrotic Syndrome person? In the following, there are some general diet guidelines. If you want to get the individual guidance, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

The importance of food for Nephrotic Syndrome person

Food is the best cure for disease. Balanced nutrition can enhance nutrition metabolism of cells. It can also activate healthy immune genes of cells so as to increase the amounts of immune cells. With an improved immune system, your body can resistant the invading bacteria and virus and protect you from cold, infection and some other aliments.

Protein

Protein is an important component of body. You had to eat protein to maintain the normal function of body. But for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they should restrict protein consumption to reduce protein leakage and urea production. They are also required to take high quality protein such as egg white, lean meat and fish. How much protein they should eat depends on remaining kidney function, body size, weight, etc. For children with Nephrotic Syndrome, they do not have strict protein intake, because they need a lot of protein to grow.

Sodium

Nephrotic Syndrome can make the patients have severe edema. Sodium retains water in the body and raise blood pressure, so you had better restrict sodium intake. Salt, pickles, junk food, canned products and so on are all good source of sodium.

Fat

Nephrotic Syndrome patients often have high cholesterol level as well. In order to alleviate hyperlipemia, you had better reduce the intake of saturated fatty acid and choose some food high in unsaturated fatty acids, such as flaxseed oil and fish oil. Food high in soluble fiber is also beneficial.

In addition, Nephrotic Syndrome patients should supply enough carbohydrates to provide energy and rich vitamins to boost immune system. According to blood test, you may have to control the consumption of potassium and phosphorus.

Hope you can live a healthy life and get rid of Nephrotic Syndrome as early as possible.

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