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What to Eat if You Have Nephrotic Syndrome

What to Eat if You Have Nephrotic SyndromeWhat to eat if you have Nephrotic Syndrome? This question is closely associated with your state of illness. Proper diet can help you protect kidney function and slow down the progression to kidney failure.


Protein is an essential component of every cell in the body. Enzyme, hormones and antibody are all made up of protein. Besides, bones, muscles and blood also contain protein. All in all, we can not live without protein. Nephrotic Syndrome patients often leak massive protein from the body. If you do not have kidney function impairment, it is necessary for you to supplement moderate protein to 1.0-1.2 g/kg protein. If you have kidney function impairment, you should limit the intake of protein to reduce the workload of kidneys. How much protein you can eat depends on the stages of your kidneys.


Because most Nephrotic Syndrome patients have hyperlipemia. To lower cholesterol level in the blood, you had better restrict the intake of fat, especially saturated fatty acid. But you can consume some unsaturated fatty acid, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil.


Protein, fat and carbohydrate are the main source of energy. Because you limit the intake of protein and fat, you should ensure the intake of carbohydrate to satisfy energy supply. Wheat and corn are good source of carbohydrate.


Vitamins have many health benefits, one of which is to boost immune system and protect you from various disease, such as infection, cold and fever so as to reduce the risk of relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome. Fresh vegetables and fruits such as cranberries, belly peppers and guava are all packed with rich vitamins.

The above foods are the integral part of our diet. Hope it can help you live a healthy life. If you would like a personalize treatment plan, please leave your basic information below and our doctors will contact you later.

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