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Nephrotic Syndrome and Swelling on Feet: Which Food to Take

Nephrotic Syndrome and Swelling on Feet: Which Food to TakeFor Nephrotic Syndrome patients who have swelling on feet, what foods they can take? Daily diet is a big concern for almost all the kidney disease patients, because improper diet also play a part for the rapid progression of illness. However, for many Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they do not know what foods to eat when there is swelling on their feet. Today, we will help to solve this problem and give a detailed introduction about diet for Nephrotic Syndrome patients who are suffering from severe swelling on their feet.

Causes of swelling in Nephrotic Syndrome

First of all, to know better what foods to eat and to avoid, we must firstly understand why Nephrotic Syndrome patients are easily affected by swelling.

Nephrotic Syndrome is marked by massive protein in urine. Massive protein in urine means the exact amount of protein in urine is more than 3.5 grams within 24 hours. Protein is an important component. When large amounts of protein are lost from urine, the content of protein in blood decreases and this can cause decline of plasma osmotic exchange. Fluid ooze out of the blood vessels and stay in the gap between cells. Consequently, swelling appears.

Foods to take and avoid with swelling on feet caused by Nephrotic Syndrome

When swelling appears on feet, Nephrotic Syndrome patients need to arrange their diet according to the following principles:

1. Low-salt diet

We become thirsty easily after we eat lots of salty foods like bacon, pickles and pickled eggs. At that time, we are eager to drink some water to get the thirst feeling remitted. However, drinking too much water will worse swelling in feet. Therefore, it is necessary for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to follow a low-salt diet if there is severe swelling on their body.

2. Ingest neough protein

In Nephrotic Syndrome, fluid retention appears due to severe leakage of protein, so tryting to eat enough protein is very necessary for the control of swelling on feet. How much protein is needed by patients is closely based on their specific illness condition, but they generally need to ingest 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day if they are in early stage. Besides, protein eaten by Nephrotic Syndrome can be gained from egg white, meat, fish and milk and so on.

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