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Nutrition Therapy for Nephrotic Syndrome

Nutrition Therapy for Nephrotic Syndrome For healthy people, balanced nutrition intake can maintain health. For kidney patients, balanced nutrition intake helps recover from the disease quickly. In this article, let’s have a quick look at nutrition therapy for Nephrotic Syndrome. Fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and water are the basic nutrient elements we live on.


Because of massive protein leakage, Nephrotic Syndrome patients should supplement moderate protein. Plenty of energy supply can increase the use ratio of protein so as to improve proteinuria and hypoproteinemia. Generally speaking, when energy supplement is about 35 kcal/kg per day, a low protein intake about 0.8-1.0 g/kg per day is recommended.


Many Nephrotic Syndrome patients have hyperlipemia. To improve hyperlipemia, you should control the intake of food high in cholesterol and saturated fat. But you can eat moderate unsaturated fat, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil.


Protein, fat and carbohydrate are the three sources of energy. Because of protein limitation and fat restriction, you should increase carbohydrate intake. It should take up 60% of total energy.


Vitamin deficiency usually occurs among Nephrotic Syndrome patients, so it is necessary for you to supplement vitamin C and vitamin B.


If you have severe edema, you had better limit the intake of water. How much water you can eat depends on your urine output. It equals to the urine output the day before plus 500-800 ml water.


For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, the permeability of basement membrane increases. Besides protein leakage, a lot of trace elements lose, such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, etc. Therefore, you should supplement minerals through fresh vegetables and fruits. But sometimes you should limit the intake of sodium because of edema and high blood pressure.

The above information is a general introduction to nutrition therapy for Nephrotic Syndrome. If you want to know more information about Nephrotic Syndrome treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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