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Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Always Feel Hungry: What to Do

Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Always Feel Hungry: What to Do“I have Nephrotic Syndrome. I always feel hungry. What to do?” This is not a personalized problem for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. If you have the similar doubt, the following information can help you.

Why you always feel hungry with Nephrotic Syndrome?

For healthy people, they also feel hungry, but it is a normal phenomenon. But for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, always feeling hungry may be associated with many other factors. For example,

-Steroid and immunosuppressant treatment

Nephrotic Syndrome is characterized by massive proteinuria, heavy edema, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia. To eliminate those symptoms and reduce their damage to your body, we often prescribe steroids and other immunosuppressants to block kidney inflammation and decrease the permeability of capillaries to reduce protein leakage. But they have many side effects, one of which is to increase your appetite. In such case, if you can not supplement energy, it is likely for you to feel hungry.

If your hunger is caused by those medicines, you can use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to counteract the side effects of western medicine. In TCM, there is Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Mai Kang Composition, Medical Soup, Enema Therapy, Circle Therapy, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, etc.

-Diet restriction

To have a better control of Nephrotic Syndrome, patients are often required to follow a restricted diet, for example, they should limit the intake of protein to reduce proteinuria and they should also control the intake of sodium to alleviate edema and reduce blood pressure. Besides, fat should also be reduced due to hyperlipemia. Protein and fat is a good source of energy. When they are limited, you should increase the intake of carbohydrates. If you can not supplement enough carbohydrates, you feel hungry easily.

In such case, you should talk with a dietitian to adjust your diet.

When you feel hungry, you may supplement excessive food so as to make you increase weight rapidly. Overweight is not good for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. Therefore, you should attach important to such a problem. For more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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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