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What Meals Can Nephrotic Syndrome Sufferers Eat

What Meals Can Nephrotic Syndrome Sufferers EatThere is restricted diet requirement for Nephrotic Syndrome sufferers. Healthy diet can help you protect kidney function, control symptoms and slow down the progression to kidney failure. What meals can Nephrotic Syndrome sufferers eat? When you prepare for the meals, you should take the following aspects into consideration.


Relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome is common among patients due to poor immune system. Vitamins are powerful antioxidants, which can neutralize the free radicals in the body so as to reduce the damage to the tissues. They can boost immune system and help you fight against infection, cold and other disease. Besides, vitamin supplement can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Fresh vegetables and fruits are good source of vitamins.


Protein is also an important component of meal. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they should reduce the protein intake to control proteinuria. To satisfy the need of body, you can take some high quality protein, such as egg white and lean meat. How much protein you can eat depends on your kidney function.


Fat is indispensable for every one. But Nephrotic Syndrome patients should limit the fat intake to lower cholesterol level and use unsaturated amino acids instead of saturated amino acids. Flaxseed oil and fish oil are good choice.


To alleviate edema and lower blood pressure, Nephrotic Syndrome patients should limit the salt intake. If their edema is severe, salt should be avoided.

Other aspects

According to your blood test, you may adjust the intake of potassium, phosphorus and calcium.

Food cures better than medicine. If you can take advantage of the food, you can enjoy the food while controlling your Nephrotic Syndrome. For a personalized diet plan, you can consult a dietitian. Our online doctor are also glad to help you exclude the difficulty and anxiety.

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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