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Protein Intake Is Important To Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

2018-09-25 11:15

When you have kidney problems the doctor always tell you that you must restrict the protein intake,why? As a kidney doctor I want to tell you the more knowledge about the nephrotic syndrome as following:

If the protein intake is excessive, it will increase the burden on the kidney, while the protein intake is insufficient to maintain normal physiological needs. For patients with nephrotic syndrome, the daily protein intake should be determined according to the amount of protein lost in the urine, with a daily average of 1.5 – 2.0g / kg body weight being moderate. Take high-quality and high-protein diet such as meat, eggs, milk and fish. If patients with nephrotic syndrome have azotemia, the intake of protein should be limited, and the daily intake of protein should be able to maintain the nitrogen balance to a minimum. The whole-day supply of protein should be limited to about 50g. As for salt supplementation, a low-salt and no-salt or no-sodium diet should also be given according to the degree of edema.And that low salt or no salt diet can help patients stabilize the blood pressure and keep the normal balance of electrolyte.

Then you must pay more attention to your diet’s salt ,and the whole-day sodium supply is limited to about 1000 mg. It is not advisable to add salt or soy sauce during cooking. For those with high edema, the daily sodium supply is limited to 500 mg. It is worth pointing out that although salt is the main source of sodium, some foods with high sodium content such as beef jerky, beef floss, shrimp skin, sea cucumber, preserved eggs, salted duck eggs, instant noodles, fried dough sticks, pickled mustard greens, laver, pickled potherb mustard and so on should also be avoided.

Secondly, patients with nephrotic syndrome also need to supply a certain amount of heat ( 126 – 147 kJ / kg body weight per day for adults ) andDi some trace elements such as calcium, iron, etc. As well as micronutrients A, D, B2, C, etc. in time. The intake of lipid substances should be restricted, and a diet with less oil and low cholesterol should be preferred. At the same time, seafood, shrimp, crab, pickles, sweet flour paste, fermented bean curd, salted meat, sausage, bacon and other salty and fat foods should also be avoided. Smoking, wine, vinegar and other stimulating foods and spicy products such as garlic, leeks and shallots should also be avoided. It is better to have a light diet every day.

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