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Diet Chart for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients


2014-01-01 11:45

A healthy diet can not only provide the nutrition you need, but also alleviate the symptoms. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, diet is also a complementary form of alternative medicine. Treating Nephrotic Syndrome is a long process, making a healthy diet plan is helpful for your health. Here is a diet chart for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, hope it can help you.

Nephrotic Syndrome is a disorder of the kidneys characterized by swelling, proteinuria, hyperlipidaemia, and hypoalbuminemia.

Protein needs

Since much protein leak to the urine, the main goal of dietary in this syndrome is to replenish the protein loss. However, a high protein diet can increase the burden on kidneys and further damage your kidneys. Hence, a moderate protein diet consisting of mainly good quality proteins will serve the purpose. High quality protein produces less wastes, which will improve your azotemia. Foods such as egg white, milk, lean meat, fish can meet the protein requirements of a patients suffering from this syndrome.

Sodium intake

Sodium intake in the form of salt, salted wafers, pickles, processed foods may increase the fluid retention and high blood pressure. Therefore, you should limit the sodium intake. The amount of sodium in your diet depends on your medical condition. With the help of online doctor, you can get a individual diet plan.

Fat and cholesterol intake

Nephrotic Syndrome patients tends to have high cholesterol, so a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol will be best for your recovery. Margarine, cheese, and oily foods should be eliminated from the diet. But you can focus on eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as flaxseed,olive oil, walnuts, etc.

Fluid intake

Because excess fluid can overwork the kidneys and worsen swelling, you should restrict the intake of fluid. Diet, such as water, soup, juice, soda, and other beverages should be controlled.

Soluble fiber

Solute fiber helps the body to rid itself of cholesterol. Solute fiber is found in oats, apples, carrots and so on.

There is no one diet plan that is right for everyone. You should make your own under the instruction of a dietitian.


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