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How Much Protein Should A Nephrotic Syndrome Patient Have Daily

How Much Protein Should A Nephrotic Syndrome Patient Have DailyThough Nephrotic Syndrome patients often have massive proteinuria, they are often suggested to follow a low protein diet. How much protein should a Nephrotic Syndrome patient have daily? If you want to know the answer, please go on reading.

Why a Nephrotic Syndrome patient should follow a low protein diet?

Human being can not live without protein. Because protein is an important component of body. Nephrotic Syndrome can make the permeability of glomerular basement membrane increase so that protein which should be retained in the blood leaks into the urine, resulting in proteinuria. Some people may think that since protein splits out of body, we should supplement protein to satisfy the need of body. This idea is partly true. As we all know, when protein comes into the body, some of them can be absorbed by the body and some of them can be broken down into the metabolism waste and be removed from the body by the kidneys. If you consume too much protein, there will be much waste so as to increase the workload of kidneys. Long-term overwork can speed up the deterioration of kidney function.

How much protein should a Nephrotic Syndrome patient have daily?

In different stages of Nephrotic Syndrome, there are different requirement for protein. If you have no kidney function impaiement, 0.8-1.0 g/kg protein is suggested per day. In stage 3, it is recommended to eat 0.6 g/kg protein. And in stage 4, 0.4 g/kg protein is OK, and in the end stage, you can eat 0.2 g/kg protein. When you are on dialysis, you should increase protein intake to 1.2 g/kg per day.

What protein should you have?

When you eat protein, you should choose high quality protein. Because most of them can be absorbed by the body and produce less waste. Egg white, lean meat and poultry all belong to such protein.

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