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How Much Water Should I Drink If I Have Nephrotic Syndrome

How Much Water Should I Drink If I Have Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome patients are often asked to limit their intake of water. How much water should I drink if I have Nephrotic Syndrome? If you would like to know the answer, please go on reading.

Why you should limit water intake?

As we all know, most Nephrotic Syndrome patients have edema. There are two causes of edema. One of it is water and sodium retention due to kidney function impairment. And the other is that too much protein leakage can cause low plasma colloid osmotic pressure so that fluid flows into the tissue space, leading to edema. Too much intake of water can worsen edema, so you had better limit water intake.

How much water should I drink if I have Nephrotic Syndrome?

Generally speaking, the amount of fluid allowed in the diet of someone with Nephrotic Syndrome depends on the amount of urine made. The more urine you make, the more water you can take. The general principle is that you can drink 500 ml water plus the amount of urine output the day before. If you want to know your personalized water intake, you had better discuss with your nephrologist.

Besides water intake, you should pay attention to the protein intake so as to reduce edema. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they should follow a low protein diet. How much protein you can consume depends on the renal function. In order to reduce the workload of kidneys, here high quality protein is recommended, such as egg white, lean meat and fish. Moreover, lowering sodium intake is also helpful in controlling edema.

Healthy diet can help you control symptoms as well as protect your kidney function. If you would like to know more information about healthy diet intake, you can search on our website and you can also consult our online doctor directly.

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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