FSGS Diet

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Is Longan Good for Patients with FSGS

2014-11-05 01:52 Is Longan Good for Patients with FSGS

Longan is rich in nutrition, and it has been very popular among people since ancient times. It is also prized as a tonic, because its’ leaves, flowers, meat, nucleus and pericarp can be used as medicine. However, for FSGS kidney disease patients, can they eat longan? And is logan beneficial for their health?

The symptoms of FSGS patients

As you know, FSGS is a kidney disease due to immune disorder in which immune complexes deposit on the kidneys. Some symptoms such as high blood pressure, proteinuria, severe swelling and hematuria will appear on FSGS patients. And FSGS can induce other complications like inflammation, thrombus, acute kidney failure and so on.

There is a chart to show the nutritional facts of longan fruit.

Nutrients
 
Value (per 100g)
Water 83g
Protein 1.3g
Carbohydrate
 
15g
Dietary fiber 1.3g
B1(Thiamine) 0.031mg
B2(Riboflavin) 0.41mg
B3(Niacin) 0.3mg
Vitamin C 84mg
Calcium 1mg
Iron 0.13mg

As mentioned above, you can clearly see that longan contains much nutrition.

Proteinuria is the most common symptom for FSGS patients. Protein intake plays an important function in the diet plan for FSGS patients. Due to the loss of large of amount of protein in FSGS, so extra protein should be supplemented timely so as to satisfy the body need. Eating right amount of longans can make patients’s body strong enough to resist infections or other disease.

Longan is also rich in multivitamin and minerals. These substance can enhance the activity of antioxidant enzymes and improve the immune function. These nutritions give patients power to resist diseases.

In addition, severe swelling is a painful thing for FSGS patients. Longan contains much water. If you have swelling or severe swelling, you should limit intake of water and avoid eating longan.

According to the above analysis, longan has both good and bad sides for FSGS patients. You’d better consult your doctor based on your condition before eating longan. If you have any questions about diet for FSGS or others, you can contact with our online doctors or leave a message below, and we will give you a reply.


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