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Nutrition Therapy for Nephrotic Syndrome

Nutrition Therapy for Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is one of the most complex disease. When your disease is not very severe, you can take advantage of nutrition therapy to control it. What is the nutrition therapy for Nephrotic Syndrome?


Because a lot of protein leaks from your body, plasma albumin may decline to less than 20%, which causes severe swelling. If you do not have kidney function impairment, you should keep protein intake into 0.8-1 g/kg per day. If you have kidney function impairment, you should take protein according to your kidney function. At any time, high quality protein is preferred, such as lean meat, egg white and poultry without skin.


To ensure protein is used to make body tissues, you should consume enough calory about 40-50 kcal/kg. Because patients often have poor appetite, it is necessary for you to pay attention to the calories intake.

-Sodium, potassium, iron and vitamins

Because Nephrotic Syndrome patients often have edema, they should limit the intake of salt. 500 mg per day is OK. According to your medical condition, you may supplement moderate potassium, iron and vitamins. Potassium helps control blood pressure. Iron helps improve anemia. And vitamins helps strengthen immune system so as to fight against various diseases, such as cold and infection.

-Restrict the intake of fat

Hyperlipemia is a common symptom of Nephrotic Syndrome. In such case, you should control the intake of fat. Because hyperlipemia is caused by hypoproteinemia, protein supplement is as important as fat. And fat intake should controlled into 300 mg per day.

According to your medical condition, you may have to take some amino acids and vitamins to help you fight against the disease. If you would like to know a personalized nutrition therapy for Nephrotic Syndrome, please leave you basic information below. Our doctors will contact you later.

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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