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Should I Consume More Protein with Nephrotic Syndrome

Should I Consume More Protein with Nephrotic SyndromeProtein is an important component of our body. Everyday we should supplement moderate protein to satisfy the physical need. As we all know, Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney disorder that causes glomeruli to lose a lot of protein. Should I consume more protein with Nephrotic Syndrome?

Nephrotic Syndrome patients should limit the intake of protein.

Because massive protein loses from blood, protein in blood reduces, leading to hypoproteinemia. Hypoproteinemia causes body swelling and it also lowers your immunity. Therefore, it is necessary for you to supplement moderate protein with hypoproteinemia. But it does not mean you should consume more protein. Because high protein intake increases the blood flow into the kidneys and raises glomerular filtration rate to filter the protein metabolism waste products out of the body, which is not good for kidney recovery. Besides, high protein intake increases proteinuria and speeds up glomerular sclerosis.

Whether you should consume more protein with Nephrotic Syndrome or not depends on your medical condition.

How much protein you should take with Nephrotic Syndrome?

If you are still in the early stage of kidney disease and there is no kidney function impairment, you should supplement more high quality protein, such as lean meat, fish, egg white, etc, about 1-1.5 g/kg per day. But if the symptoms associated with Nephrotic Syndrome have been under control and you are with CKD, you should reduce the intake of protein into 0.7-1 g/kg per day. When you have kidney function impairment, you should follow a low protein diet into 0.6 g/kg per day. With the progression of kidney disease, you should gradually reduce its intake. But if you do dialysis now, you should take more protein, about 1.2 g/kg per day, to supplement the lost protein.

Should I consume more protein with Nephrotic Syndrome? It depends on your medical condition. If you want to get an accurate answer, please send your medical test report to igacure@gmail.com. Our doctors will contact you later after analyzing your cases.

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