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Can You Eat Food with Sodium After You Have Nephrotic Syndrome

Can You Eat Food with Sodium After You Have Nephrotic SyndromeHealthy diet plays an important role in controlling kidney disease, among which salt intake is often required to be attached importance. Can you eat food with sodium after you have Nephrotic Syndrome?

Sodium intake for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

Sodium is essential for many body functions including the maintenance of fluid balance, regulation of blood pressure and normal function of nervous system. Too restricted sodium intake can not satisfy the need of your body so that you may feel weak, have mental changes, headache, nausea and vomiting, etc. While too much sodium intake may worsen your edema. Therefore, you should know how to consume sodium correctly.

How to consume sodium correctly for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

How to control sodium intake depends on your symptoms. If you have severe edema and high blood pressure, you had better avoid sodium intake. Food with sodium, such as steamed bread, baking soda, sauce and canned food should be kept away. But you can use sugar, vinegar, ginger, garlic and some other condiments to improve appetite. When these symptoms are under control, you can follow a low sodium intake about 3-5 g per day. If you never have edema and high blood pressure or these two symptoms have already disappeared without relapse, there is no need to restrict sodium intake, but you should also avoid too much sodium intake.

In addition, if Nephrotic Syndrome patients take diuretics to ease edema, they should examine serum sodium regularly. If it is lower than the normal level, you should not limit sodium intake as well.

From the above, we can see that whether you can eat food with sodium after you have Nephrotic Syndrome depends on your medical condition. If you would like to acquire a personalized diet plan, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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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