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Are Egg Whites Good for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

Are Egg Whites Good for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsNephrotic Syndrome is usually caused by damage to the glomeruli that filter waste and excess water from your blood. With Nephrotic Syndrome, the glomeruli allow a large amount of protein to spill out of the body. In order to reduce protein leakage, Nephrotic Syndrome patients are often asked to pay attention to protein intake. Are egg whites good for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

Egg white is a kind of high quality protein that can maintain the normal function of body.

Our bodies would be unable to maintain the normal function without protein. That is to say, we have to eat protein to stay healthy. But protein metabolism does not only provides amino acids to maintain the bodily function, but also produces a lot of waste products, such as urea and creatinine. For healthy people, their kidneys can expel those waste from the body, but for Nephrotic Syndrome, their kidneys have been damaged, as a result, those waste build up in the blood. Therefore, to reduce the workload of kidneys, Nephrotic Syndrome patients should choose protein that produces less waste—high quality protein. Egg white is such a kind of high quality protein, so Nephrotic Syndrome patients can eat egg white. Besides egg white, they can also eat fish, lean meat, poultry without skin, milk, etc.

Egg white helps you improve hypoproteinemia.

Massive protein leaks from the body so that protein in your body decreases, so you should supplement moderate protein such as egg white to relieve hypoproteinemia. But it does not mean you can take protein optionally. How much you can take depends on your medical condition. When your kidney function is still normal, protein intake is about 1 g/kg plus the lost protein. And when your kidney function impairs, 40 g protein intake may be OK. One egg white contains about 6 g protein. And then you can figure out how many egg whites you can eat.

Besides protein, Nephrotic Syndrome patients should pay attention to other aspects of diet, such as fat, salt and vitamins. If you are interested in them, please feel free to contact online doctor.

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