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How to Prevent Malnutrition in Nephrotic Syndrome

How to Prevent Malnutrition in Nephrotic SyndromeNot a few Nephrotic Syndrome patients suffer from malnutrition. If you can not absorb enough nutrients, your disease will become worse. How to prevent malnutrition in Nephrotic Syndrome? Go on reading to learn more information.

Eat a healthy and balanced diet

For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they are often required to follow a restricted diet, which can help them control their state of illness. But it is likely for them to have malnutrition with diet restriction. For example, they should limit protein intake to reduce protein leakage. But sometimes they mistake that they should avoid protein intake. In fact, this is wrong. They have to take moderate protein to satisfy the need of body. What you should eat depends on your medical conditions. With the help of dietitian, you can get a healthy and balanced diet plan.

Stop protein leakage

Massive protein leakage is also a contributor to malnutrition for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. In such case, you should take some medications, such as steroids and immunosuppressants to reduce protein leakage. Besides, you should repair the damaged kidneys. 4M treatment (Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Mai Kang Composition, Medicated Foot Bath and various Medicinal Soup) may be helpful.

Relieve edema

Heavy edema is a typical symptom of Nephrotic Syndrome. It can also affect the nutrition absorption. Edema is usually a result of protein leakage. Therefore, to alleviate edema, you should also reduce protein leakage. Besides, you can use diuretics to flush out the excessive fluid from your body.

Do some gentle exercise

With Nephrotic Syndrome, you may have a poor appetite, which may give rise to malnutrition. Doing some gentle exercise can help you improve appetite. It can also boost your energy, strengthen your immune system, improve blood circulation, etc.

How to prevent malnutrition in Nephrotic Syndrome? The above ways may be helpful for your disease. But the fundamental way is still to improve your kidney function. If you would like more information, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

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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