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What Kind Of Diet Does Patients With Nephrotic Syndrome Need

2013-09-07 18:50

What Kind Of Diet Does Patients With Nephrotic Syndrome NeedDiet is an ingredient which has significant influence on patients’ health. Appropriate diet can promote the recovery effectively, and bad choice of foods will aggravate patients’ condition easily. Patients with Nephritic Syndrome need a strict eating plan, and let us share some tips that nephrotic syndrome patients need.

Appropriate amount of protein

The intake of protein is important and complicated. Nephrotic syndrome patients often have severe hypoproteinemia, which means the proteins in their blood is not enough to supply their bodies’ needs. So patients need to take much amount of protein. On the other hand, patients with Nephrotic Syndrome have damaged kidneys, and excess intake of protein means increasing excess burden to kidney, which will aggravate the kidney damage. Thereby, the protein intake should be decided according to patients’ condition. The right value of protein for normal people is 0.8g/kg, and patients with Nephrotic syndrome should regulate their protein intake appropriately based on this value. What’s more, high-quality protein is needed, such as fish, egg white, milk and meat, etc.

Low sodium

Patients with Nephritic Syndrome should reduce the intake of sodium, because much sodium intake can cause and aggravate hypertension and edema. As we know, a major reason for edema is the retention of sodium and fluid, so the decrease of sodium intake is beneficial for controlling this symptom. In addition, if the density of blood is high, blood will absorb much fluid into blood vessels, and this will increase the risk of hypertension. Thereby, we can reduce the density of blood by taking low amount of sodium, and then the risk of getting hypertension will be reduced.

Enough calory intake

Enough calory can guarantee the needs of body activities, and avoid the consumption of protein, which will reduce the workload of kidneys. Foods with large amount of calory include potato, Chinese yam, pumpkin, and so on.

Vitamin and minerals

Except for the loss of protein caused by the increase of glomerular basement membrane’s permeability, there are abundant loss of vitamin and minerals, which is important to our health. Thereby, foods that contain abundant vitamins and minerals are needed, such as vegetables and fruits.

Patients with Nephrotic Symptom need to choose diet according to their conditions, and different patients will have different requirements. To preserve their overall health, patients need to consult their doctors when they make their eating plan.

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