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Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome Patient

Daily diet is quite important for patients with Nephrotic Syndrome. Healthy diet can help to slow down the progression of this disease. On the contrary, unhealthy diet can worsen patients' illness condition.
Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome usually have high risk of hyperlipoidemia, hypoproteinemia and hypocalcemia. Read on to know more information about diet for Nephrotic Syndrome.
Low-protein diet Diet for Reducing Proteinuria in Nephrotic Syndrome
Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome lose more than 3.5gram/day, causing hypoproteinemia. So protein should be supplied. However, leakage of protein will further damage the kidneys. In this case, protein should be supplied moderately. Usually, daily protein intake is the sum of two numerical values. One is protein intake of a healthy person (1.0gram per kilogram body weight per day); the other is the amount of protein you lost in the urine per day (you can find this numerical value in your urine test report). What’s more, high –quality is the best choice, such as protein in fish, skimmed milk, egg white and lean meat, etc.Food List for Nephrotic Syndrome with FSGS
Low-fat diet Advisable Foods for Glomerulonephritis Patients with Proteinuria How Much Calorie Should Be Given to a Nephrotic Syndrome Patient
Hyperlipoidemia is very common for patient with Nephrotic Syndrome. In order to alleviate it, fat should be avoided. Food rich in soluble fiber, such as oat or bran is suggested.Prohibited Food and Fruits for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients
Low-sodium diet Acupuncture for Kidney Disease Herbal Medicine Treats Kidney Disease
Sodium in the diet should be minimum so as to prevent fluid accumulation, swelling and hypertension. The foods that are high in sodium should be avoided, such as salted pickles, chutneys, curry powder, salted or canned meat, and salted cashewnuts, peanuts, walnuts and pistachio. 2 to 3 grams of salt per day is OK.
Vitamin D3
Lost Protein also includes binding protein of vitamin D3. Loss of such protein can cause lack of vitamin D3, which leads to hypocalcemia. That’s reason why patients may have muscle cramp sometimes. Here food rich in vitamin D3 is recommended, for example, yeast.
A high calorie diet is necessary, because adequate calorie could conserve protein. However, fat should be avoided. As is mentioned above, patients with Nephrotic Syndrome tend to develop hyperlipoidemia.

All above are some principles of Healthy diet. If you haven't begin to follow healthy diet, you had better start it as early as possible. The earlier you start, the more benefits you get.

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