Nephrotic Syndrome Diet

Nephrotic Syndrome is a nonspecific kidney disorder, but a syndrome of groups of symptoms including proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, edema, and hyperlipidemia. A low protein diet is helpful for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. How much protein can

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A Low Protein Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

2015-01-21 07:46

A Low Protein Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsNephrotic Syndrome is a nonspecific kidney disorder, but a syndrome of groups of symptoms including proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, edema, and hyperlipidemia. A low protein diet is helpful for Nephrotic Syndrome patients.

How much protein can Nephrotic Syndrome patients can take?

According the GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) levels, protein intake may be different among patients. In general, kidney disease patients are recommended to take 0.6-0.8 gram per kg of body weight. In some cases, they may need less protein. You should consult your dietitian about the specific amount. You can also email to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com for our suggestions.

Low-protein diet

There are two main resources of protein

● Animal products (fish, egg white, lean meat and dairy products) are considered “high quality protein.” You may need to limit dairy products because they are high in phosphorus; they may cause your blood phosphorus level to be too high.

● Vegetable products (breads, cereals, rice, pasta, dried beans) are considered “low quality protein.”

You will need some of each type of protein each day.

Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome

● Medicine: Medicines are used for relieving some symptoms such as proteinuria, high blood pressure or edema. Therefore, medicines like diuretics, hypertensive drugs, immunosuppressive agents may be prescribed by the doctors. You should be very careful for the dosage of medicines, since they might cause adverse effects or damage the kidneys.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: It is an innovative therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Most of them come from the nature. They are micronized into tiny powders, and soaked with medical fluid. With osmotic device, they can permeate into kidney lesions directly, so as to improve blood circulation and repair damaged renal tissues. Therefore, kidney function can be protected and enhanced. You can see that this therapy is to treat Nephrotic Syndrome from the root, so it becomes more and more popular among kidney disease patients.

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