Diet plays an important role in stabilizing your medical condition. Should Nephrotic Syndrome patients avoid high potassium food? If you do not know the answer, go on reading to learn more information.
-If your blood potassium level is high, you should avoid it.
-If your blood potassium level is low, you should not avoid it. On the contrary, you should eat more high potassium food.
Therefore, you should check your blood potassium level now and then decide whether you should avoid it or not. (According to the Mayo Clinic, a normal range of potassium is between 3.6 and 5.2 mmol/L of blood.)
Dangers of low blood potassium level and high blood potassium level
No matter your blood potassium is low or high, they are not good for your health. A very low potassium level can cause weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, constipation, abnormal heart rhythms, etc, while a high potassium level can cause weakness, numbness r tingling, nausea, vomiting, trouble breathing, chest pain, irregular heartbeats. In severe case, they can both threaten your life.
Nephrotic Syndrome and blood potassium level
-If you are taking diuretics to relieve swelling, more potassium may be removed out of body, leading to low blood potassium level. In such a case, you had better change the diuretics into potassium-sparing diuretics.
-If your kidneys have been severely damaged, excess potassium can not be filtered out of body, leading to elevation of blood potassium level.
Natural treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to control the disease well
If your current treatment is not effective enough to control the disease well, you can try Toxin-Removing Treatment. This is a systemic Chinese medicine treatment, which makes use of various Chinese medicine to remove massive waste products and extra fluid out of body, making internal environment good for kidney self-healing and other medication application. After a period of treatment, swelling will disappear, proteinuria will turn negative, and Nephrotic Syndrome will be stabilized. From then on, no relapse will occur.
Should Nephrotic Syndrome patients avoid high potassium food? It depends on your condition. If you want to get an accurate answer, please send a copy of your medical test report to firstname.lastname@example.org. After analyzing your case, our renal expert will give you personalized guidance.