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Do You Restrict Potassium in Kids with Nephrotic Syndrome

Do You Restrict Potassium in Kids with Nephrotic SyndromeAs we all know, Nephrotic Syndrome patients are often required to follow a restricted diet. Do you restrict potassium in kids with Nephrotic Syndrome? If you want to know the answer, go on reading to learn more information.

First, let’s learn more information about potassium.

Potassium is a mineral that is crucial for life. It is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. It can also help you relieve from stroke, blood pressure, anxiety and stress, as well as enhanced muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and nervous system.

Potassium restriction in kids with Nephrotic Syndrome

Whether you should restrict potassium or not depends on your blood test. If it shows that your blood potassium level is low, you should not restrict potassium intake, on the contrary, you should supplement potassium. If it shows that your blood potassium level is beyond the normal range (3.6-5.2 mmol/L), you should restrict potassium intake.

Potassium deficiency can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, inactive reflexes, abnormal heartbeat, heart palpitations, anemia ans severe headaches, while high potassium level can lead to a feeling of numbness or tingling, nausea or vomiting, problems breathing, skipped heartbeats, fatigue or weakness, etc. Therefore, it is necessary for you to have a clear mind about potassium intake.

Here is a table, which shows how much potassium a kid should take every day.

0-6 months  400 mg/day
7-12 months  700 mg/day
1-3 years  3,000 mg/day
4-8 years  3,800 mg/day
9-13 years  4,500 mg/day
14 years and up  4,700 mg/day

Do you restrict potassium in kids with Nephrotic Syndrome? It depends on your medical condition. If you can send your kid’s medical test report to igacure@gmail.com, our doctors can help you make a reasonable diet plan and then give you a reply via email.

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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