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Foods Can Eat and Not Eat for Nephrotic Syndrome

2013-05-16 15:13

Foods Can Eat and Not Eat for Nephrotic SyndromeWith four obvious characteristics, Nephrotic Syndrome affects many people’s health, and it isn’t an easy disorder to treat. During the treatment, making sure you have known what foods can eat and not eat for Nephrotic Syndrome can assist your whole treatment largely.

What foods can eat for Nephrotic Syndrome?

Because Nephrotic Syndrome patients both children and adults usually have heavy proteinuria, swelling, hypoalbuminemia and hyperlipidemia, their diet should be the one that can not only ease their symptoms but also protect their kidneys.

Eat more fruits and vegetables that can help ease swelling: White gourd, watermelon, mung bean, tomato, laminaria japonica, agaric, celery, and many other fruits and vegetables are natural diuretic. Therefore, eating these foods can increase their urine to remove more wastes and excess fluid from the body so as to ease their swelling.

Foods contain high-quality protein: Because their kidneys are damaged, excessive protein intake can increase the burden on the kidneys. Egg white, fish, milk, etc, all can provide high-quality protein to meet the need of your body.

Foods high in calcium: When protein leaks from your kidneys, a lot of calcium will also discharge from the body via proteinuria. Therefore, pay attention to calcium supplement is also necessary for your health.

Eat more foods high in vitamin C: This kind of food is able to help protect remaining kidney function and enhance your immunity. Here, we would like first introduce such two fruits: kiwi fruit and cranberry.

Drink some herbal tea: Drinking a glass of herbal tea such as nettle leaf, dandelion root and salvia is able to increase the rate of kidney filtering waste and improving your kidney function. In a long term, you can find your creatinine level and BUN drops to some extent.

What foods can not eat for Nephrotic Syndrome?

Generally, patients with Nephrotic Syndrome are recommended to avoid foods high in salt and protein, excess water, spicy food, coffee, alcohol, pluck, etc. Many other advices should depend on patient’s specific condition. For example, if your potassium level is higher than the normal, you had better avoid high-potassium foods. If you want to ask a detailed diet plan or foods list, you can leave us a message or send email to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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