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What To Eat for a Child with Nephrotic Syndrome

What To Eat for a Child with Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is a common kidney disorder which can affect people of any age, but often firstly seen in children. Recently, a lady whose 7 years old body is suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome come to our website and consult what foods his son can eat. For a 7 years old boy, he is lack of self-control ability, and do not know how to do to control illness condition, so as the parent, it is wise and necessary to help arrange a kidney-friendly diet, so as to help control illness condition. Well, what to eat for child with Nephrotic Syndrome?

Foods with high quality protein

Protein is a vital part of a healthy diet for children. To meet the demand of physical and mental development, children need to ingest much more protein in daily diet. For a child with Nephrotic Syndrome, he is advised to ingest 1.2 to 1.8 gram per kilogram body weight per day if his kidneys still work well. However, if his illness has develop to advanced stage, the protein intake should be limited to 0.5grm per kilogram of body weight per day. Also, about 60% of protein should be high quality protein which can be found in lean meat, fish, egg white, milk and beef.

Avoid high sodium foods

High sodium foods should be a taboo for child with Nephrotic Syndrome child, not only because high sodium intake aggravates fluid retention, one of the visible symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome, but also because high sodium diet elevates blood pressure. Pickled foods and processed are the most common high sodium foods, so they should be excluded from dining-table.

Fluid limitation

Fluid limitation is also necessary if there is swelling which usually firstly appear in face, eyelid, hand, feet and ankles. Exact fluid intake is based on the urine output. In addition, soup should be included in daily fluid intake.

Fruits and vegetable

Fruits and vegetables are usually very high in vitamin and fiber, so children with Nephrotic Syndrome are usually advised to eat more fruits and vegetables, but as they are easily to have electrolyte disturbance, they need to choose the right one according to their test report.

Lastly, the diet for children with Nephrotic Syndrome should be adjusted from time to time according to their illness condition, so as to help to manage illness condition well without causing further health tissues. Also, due to the difference of physical condition, different diet plan might be needed, so here we will not give an exact example of diet plan. If you want to get diet suggestions, you can send test report to:igacure@gmail.com or you can describe your illness condition to online doctor.

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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