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Which Foods Should I Eat in Nephrotic Syndrome

Time:  2014-06-27 02:59

Which Foods Should I Eat in Nephrotic SyndromeDue to the diet for Nephrotic Syndrome patients is very strict, so, many patients will ask: which foods should i eat in nephrotic syndrome?

1. Low potassium

The potassium level is 3.5-5.2 in healthy people. For nephrotic syndrome patients, they should take correct quantity of potassium according to the test report. If patients have high potassium level, they should limit the intake of high potassium foods. On the contrary, they should supply potassium.

There are some common high potassium foods: rape, spinach, broccoli, leek, tomatoes, kelp, banana, orange, peach, strawberry, laver, mushrooms, dried dates, lily. Low potassium foods includes: apple, pear, pineapple, watermelon, grapes, Pumpkin, winter melon, gourd.

2. Low salt

Nearly all the kidney disease patients should limit the intake of salt, the intake should be less than 3g. Too much salt will cause water-sodium retention, aggravate the burden of kidneys, and meanwhile, high blood pressure and edema can also be aggravated.

3. Low phosphorus

Phosphorus element in our body should be filtered by glomeruli, so, too much intake of phosphorus will aggravate the burden of kidneys. If patients experience high phosphorus level, calcium element will be decreased. So, it is possible to lead to renal bone disease.

4. Low fat

Patients should take plant oil replace of animal oil. Hyperlipemia will cause glomerular sclerosis, kidneys will face the condition of hypoxia and ischemia. In the meanwhile, it is possible to cause cerebral arteriosclerosis, cerebral infarction and other severe diseases.

5. High-quality low-protein

When kidney function is damaged moderately, the protein intake should be limited within 0.6-0.8g/kg/day. Common high-quality protein includes: egg white, lean meat, milk. If nephrotic syndrome patients are doing dialysis, the protein intake should be 1.2g/kg/day.

6. High vitamin

Patients should eat more vegetables and fruits to supply patients’ need, such as, pork liver, egg, tomato, red dates, peanuts, eggplant, black fungus, watermelon, radish, cucumber, orange, kiwi, natural fruit juice and so on.

Besides, patients should also supply calcium element, enough carbohydrate, correct amount of water.

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