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Recommended Food for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

Recommended Food for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsNephrotic Syndrome patients often have swelling in gastrointestinal tract mucosa or abdomen, which affects the digestion or absorption. Besides, Nephrotic Syndrome patients lose massive protein, which makes their body lack of protein. In the following, there lists some recommended food for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to improve those conditions.

Salt intake

If you have severe edema, you should restrict salt intake into no more than 2 g per day and avoid pickled foods, aginomoto, dietary alkali, bacon and some other food high in sodium. When your edema diminishes or plasma protein closes to normal level, you can restore normal salt intake, namely no more than 5 g per day.

Protein intake

Plasma protein lowers than the normal level, leading to severe edema and poor immunity. If you do not have kidney function impairment and you are still in the early stage of kidney disease, you should follow a high protein intake about 1-1.5 g/kg per day so as to improve those conditions. But if you are with chronic Nephrotic Syndrome, you should limit protein intake into 0.7-1.0 g/kg per day, because high protein intake increases workload of kidneys so as to speed up kidney failure and worsen proteinuria. If your kidney function has declined, you should follow a low protein intake about 0.65 g/kg per day. And high quality protein is recommended, such as egg white, lean meat, fish, milk, etc.

Fat intake

Nephrotic Syndrome patients often have high cholesterol level, which may cause arteriosclerosis and glomerulosclerosis. Therefore, they should avoid the intake of animal pluck, fat and some seafood.

Trace elements intake

Besides protein loss, Nephrotic Syndrome patients lose some other trace elements, such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, etc. Therefore, they should supplement those trace elements through consuming fresh vegetables, fruits, coarse cereals, etc.

The above information is a brief introduction to food recommended to Nephrotic Syndrome patients. If you want to get a personalized guidance on diet, please contact online doctor, who can help you make a diet plan for free according to your medical condition.

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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