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Should I Supplement Vitamin C with Nephrotic Syndrome

Should I Supplement Vitamin C with Nephrotic SyndromeVitamin C is an essential vitamin to maintain the normal function of body. Should I supplement vitamin C with Nephrotic Syndrome? Go on reading to learn more information.

Health benefits of vitamin C for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

-Vitamin C helps you decrease protein in the urine.

Diabetes is a cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. If you have diabetes, you can take vitamin C plus vitamin E to reduce protein in the urine.

-Vitamin C helps you strengthen immune system.

Nephrotic Syndrome patients usually have a poor immune system. That is why they often get colds and other infections. Infections can trigger the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome. Vitamin C can neutralize the free radicals in the blood to reduce their damage to your body. It can also stimulate the production of white blood cells to help you fight against bacteria and virus.

-Vitamin C helps you lower blood pressure.

High blood pressure is common complication of Nephrotic Syndrome. Taking vitamin C along with conventional blood pressure lowering medications appears to decrease systolic blood pressure by a small amount.

-Vitamin C helps you improve anemia.

Anemia is also very common among Nephrotic Syndrome patients, which results from EPO and iron deficiency. Vitamin C can help your body absorb iron so as to help you improve anemia to certain extent.

You should supplement vitamin C with Nephrotic Syndrome.

Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney disorder in which glomeruli become leaky so that protein spills into urine. With protein leakage, some vitamins go out as well. Therefore, it is likely for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to suffer from vitamins deficiency. Generally speaking, you can get enough vitamin C from a diet high in fruits and vegetables rather than taking supplements. 

Should I supplement vitamin C with Nephrotic Syndrome? Yes, but it does not mean you should supplement vitamin C blindly. Improper use of vitamin C can cause many side effects. If you have any other questions, please contact online doctor or leave a message below. We are glad to help you.

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