Why Protein Restriction in Nephrotic Syndrome

Why Protein Restriction in Nephrotic SyndromeWith Nephrotic Syndrome, your doctor may suggest you low protein diet. Why protein restriction in Nephrotic Syndrome? Massive protein goes out of the body, why not supplement protein to make up the lost one? Go on reading to learn more information.

Too much protein intake may worsen your Nephrotic Syndrome.

A lot of protein intake can increase glomerular filtration rate so as to speed up glomerulosclerosis. And it can also put extra burden on your kidneys to worsen your Nephrotic Syndrome. Therefore, it is not recommended for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to follow a high protein intake.

Protein restriction does not mean you should avoid protein intake.

Nephrotic Syndrome patients lose massive protein in urine. Proteinuria can cause hypoproteinemia and malnutrition. And everyday our body needs protein to update itself. Therefore, you should not avoid protein intake. In such a case, you can take some high quality protein, such as egg white, fish, lean meat, milk, etc.

How much protein you can eat with Nephrotic Syndrome?

In general, on the precondition that you supplement 35kcal/kg energy per day, 1g/kg protein intake is recommended. If you have sever Nephrotic Syndrome, for example, your blood albumin is less than 20g/L, and urine protein is more than 10g/L, you should increase protein intake to 1.0-1.3g/kg.d. If you have kidney function impairment and azotemia, you should decrease protein intake to 0.6-0.8g/kg.d, but you should supplement α-ketoacid and other essential amino acids to slow down kidney failure and avoid malnutrition. If you are using steroid treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome, you should consume about 100g protein, because steroids can speed up protein metabolism. All in all, you should decide protein intake according to your physical condition.

Why protein restriction in Nephrotic Syndrome? Now you get the answer. Reasonable diet is important for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to maintain their conditions. To achieve a better therapeutic effect, you should combine diet with treatment. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, we use Chinese medicine for treatment. It can not only control symptoms and complication, but also repair kidney damage and improve kidney function. For more information on Nephrotic Syndrome, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com. Our nephrologist on duty will contact you later to give you personalized guidance on treatment.

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