Nephrotic Syndrome Diet

Nephrotic Syndrome patients always have symptoms such as proteinuria, edema, hyperlipidemia and hypoproteinemia. Mainly due to the loss of large amounts of protein, Nephrotic Syndrome patient need to increase calorie intake. Well then, how

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How Much Calorie Should Be Given to a Nephrotic Syndrome Patient

2015-04-17 06:05

How Much Calorie Should Be Given to a Nephrotic Syndrome PatientNephrotic Syndrome patients always have symptoms such as proteinuria, edema, hyperlipidemia and hypoproteinemia. Mainly due to the loss of large amounts of protein, Nephrotic Syndrome patient need to increase calorie intake. Well then, how much calories should be given to a Nephrotic Syndrome patient?

In the following passages, I would like to list some dietary suggestions about nutritions for Nephrotic Syndrome patient. You can find the answer you want. Any other questions, you can email to us at kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com, or leave a message below.

Nutritional management

● Protein: In general, 0.6-0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight is adequate for children. Half of the protein intake should come from high-quality protein foods such as egg white, milk, fish and lean meat.

● Calories: A high calorie diet to conserve protein should be necessary. Recommended assumption of calories is 50 cal/kg body weight.

● Sodium: To prevent massive edema, sodium levels in the diet must be reduced. Usually 500 mg sodium is satisfactory. Salty foods and beverages that contain high sodium should be avoided.

● Fat/oils: It is recommended that as part of the initial general healthy eating advice, oils and saturated fats(ghee, butter, margarine, coconut oil) should be avoided.

Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

Usually Nephrotic Syndrome patients are treated with steroids such as prednisone. In some cased, immunosuppressant agents like cyclophosphamide is given too. However, long term of these medicines always cause some side effects.

Now, there are some natural medicines for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. That is, traditional Chinese medicine. Maikang composition, Chinese herbal decoction, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, and Foot Bath can all be used for them. The main effect of these methods is to improve blood circulation and anti-inflammation so that the kidneys can get clear blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues. To sum up, these treatments can protect and enhance kidney function, then all symptoms in Nephrotic Syndrome can be completely relieved.

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