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Diets For FSGS Patients

Diets For FSGS PatientsPatients with FSGS have many restrictions on their diet, and different patients will have different requirements. So what diet is suitable for patients with FSGS?

Different patients must have different needs, but there are some basic points that FSGS patients will need to know.

Appropriate protein intake

Protein can produce many metabolic wastes, and these wastes need to be excreted out by kidneys. Thereby, excess amount of protein will increase the workload of kidneys, so patients ned to reduce the protein intake. On the other hand, protein is very important to our health, but there are eight kinds of protein wich can not be compounded by ourselves, so enough and high-quality protein intake should also be guaranteed.

Low amount of sodium

Patients with FSGS often have edema and hypertension. One major reason of these diseases is the retention of sodium and water. Thereby, reducing the salt intake is necessary for FSGS patients. The recommended amount of salt is 6~8g per day, and this is also suitable to patients with FSGS. In fact, people can get about 3g salt from their daily foods, so FSGS patients should take 3~5g salt per day. While to patients with severe edema and hypertension, they may need to have less salt or no salt diet.

Large vitamin intake

Vitamin is important to our health, and it can affect many aspects of our body growth and metabolism. For example, vitamin A is important to our eyes, and it is very beneficial to the growth of bone, besides, it can also improve our immunity. Thereby, patients should take abundant vitamin in their diet, and that can be gotten from vegetables, fruits and many other common foods.

High calory intake

Patients with FSGS need to take foods which contain high calory. High calory can guarantee our body activity, and it can also reduce the decomposition of protein, which will reduce the damage on kidney and guarantee our body needs to protein. High calory foods can be gotten from sugar, potato, wheat, rice, etc.

Besides, patients may also need to pay attention to their calcium intake, phosphorus intake, potassium intake, etc, because patients with kidney damage often have the shortage of these minerals.

In the end, because different individuals have their own condition, so FSGS patients’ diet should based on their own symptoms. Besides, patients should consult their doctors’ advices when they make their eating plan.

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