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What Precautions You Need to Take in Daily Life with Nephrotic Syndrome

What Precautions You Need to Take in Daily Life with Nephrotic SyndromeAdolescents have a higher risk of Nephrotic Syndrome than adults. And the typical symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome is proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, edema and hyperlipemia. So far treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome is prednisone and immunosuppressants. They can help you control the symptoms very well. But Nephrotic Syndrome is a chronic kidney disease, which takes a long time to recover. Therefore, patients should also pay attention to the daily care. What precautions you need to take in daily life with Nephrotic Syndrome? Go on reading, you will learn more information about it.

Have a good rest

When you have severe edema, blood urine, less urine or other severe complications, you should have a good rest in bed. When you have facial swelling, you should lie a high pillow. When you have severe edema, you should change position frequently. When you have pleural effusion, you should sleep in semireclining position. Of course, it does not mean you should stay in bed all the time. When your condition improves, you should do some gentle exercise, such as walking and tai chi. But avoid overwork.

Make a reasonable diet

When you take steroid treatment, you should limit protein intake into 3-5 g per day. And if you have severe edema, you should avoid salt intake. When your state of illness improves, there is no need to restrict salt intake. Besides, because of proteinuria, you should limit protein intake and the amount of protein intake depends on your kidney function. In order to satisfy the need of body, you should eat food high in carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, etc, such as agaric, etc.

Follow your doctor’s advice

Symptoms associated with Nephrotic Syndrome are in remission with steroids. But do not stop the medicine or reduce its dosage without the doctor’s permission, because it may cause the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome and worsen your disease.

Keep a positive attitude

Because of the long treatment course, many patients have mental stress. In the daily, you should regulate your emotion and keep a positive attitude, which is also good for your recovery.

There are also some other precautions for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to take, such as prevent cold and infection, keep your skin clean, etc. Space limited, so we can not list all of them here. If you would like to know more, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

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