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How to Calculate Fluid Intake for A Nephrotic Syndrome Patient

How to Calculate Fluid Intake for A Nephrotic Syndrome PatientWhen diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, patients are often asked to restrict fluid intake. How to calculate fluid intake for a Nephritic Syndrome patient? Many patients concern about such a question.

Why Nephrotic Syndrome patients should limit fluid intake?

Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney disorder caused by damage to the glomeruli. And then protein normally kept in the plasma leaks into the urine, which makes plasma colloid osmotic pressure decline. And then fluid flows into the tissue space, leading to edema. In this case, drinking a lot water will increase the workload of kidneys and worsen water retention so as to make your edema worse. That is why Nephrotic Syndrome patients should limit fluid intake.

However, not all Nephrotic Syndrome patients should limit their water intake, for example, there is need for patients without edema and high blood pressure to do so.

How to calculate fluid intake for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

-For Nephrotic Syndrome patients with severe edema and high blood pressure

How much water they should drink depends on edema degree and urine output. Generally speaking, water intake is the urine output the day before plus 500 ml.

-For Nephrotic Syndrome patients with slight edema and high blood pressure

There is not strict water restriction. Decreasing water intake moderately is OK.

-For Nephrotic Syndrome patients without edema and high blood pressure

If your 24-hour urine volume is normal (about 800-2000 ml per day), drinking 2000 ml water is OK. If your urine volume is less than 1000 ml, you should restrict water intake strictly. If your urine volume is more than 3000 ml, you should supplement water properly.

From the above, we can see that different medical condition needs different water intake. If you want to get a specific answer, please contact a doctor. Our online doctor can also help you.

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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