Nephrotic Syndrome Diet

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Diet for Reducing Proteinuria in Nephrotic Syndrome

2015-02-18 02:13

Diet for Reducing Proteinuria in Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is not a independent disease but a group of symptoms including proteinuria, edema, hypoalbuminemia and hyperlipidaemia. A well-planned diet can help manage your proteinuria in Nephrotic Syndrome and can also make up for any lost protein while ensuring proper caloric intake.

Here is a general guidance about diet plan. Any questions, please email to us, and we will reply you within 24 hours.

Diet Suggestions

● Limit your protein intake

Since too much protein intake will produce more wastes, thus burdening the kidneys. Some protein-rich foods like poultry, beef and some dairy products should be limited.

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t completely remove protein from your diet. High-quality protein foods are also recommended, for example, egg white, lean meat and milk.

● Reduce sodium intake

Reducing your sodium intake in diet for Nephrotic Syndrome patients is to help control blood pressure level, which is also good for reducing proteinuria. You can combine this diet with medicines like ACE-inhibitors. In general, Nephrotic Syndrome patients are recommended to take sodium no more than 1,500 mg per day.

● Limit sugar and refine carbohydrates

Keeping the blood sugar level is to protect your kidneys from being damaged, thus controlling proteinuria. You can talk with your dietitian or doctor about the amount of carbohydrates you should eat every day. You are required to limit sugar and refine carbohydrates, since both of them may elevate blood sugar levels. Focus on fiber-rich carbohydrates, such as whole grains, whole fruits and vegetables. Some foods like starchy vegetables, including potatoes and corn can also rise blood sugar level when eaten in excess.


Even though a healthy diet is helpful for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to reduce proteinuria, it cannot solve the underlying problem. A diet cannot replace medications. You can get some suggestions related to natural treatment. Please leave you questions and email address below. We will reply you within 48 hours.

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