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Tofu for FSGS Kidney Disease Patients

Tofu for FSGS Kidney Disease PatientsTofu is one soy product that contains rich protein, while FSGS kidney disease requires patients to follow a kidney-friendly diet plan. In order to reduce the burden on kidneys, FSGS patients should limit the total intake of protein. In view of this, is tofu good for FSGS kidney disease patients?

FSGS kidney disease

FSGS is one condition in which kidney scarring affects glomeruli. As more and more glomeruli are involved in FSGS, diseased kidneys are unable to filter blood, remove extra fluid and waste products, and make protein and other nutritions in the body normally. Then, patients may have proteinuria, high blood pressure, swelling, high hyperlipidemia and some other symptoms.

Tofu for FSGS patients

Tofu is one traditional bean product in China, and it makes it easy for the body to absorb and use bean protein. High-quality protein and low fat in tofu has the effect of lowering high blood pressure, reducing high hyperlipidemia and declining high cholesterol, and all of these benefits are good for patients with FSGS. This is because well control of high blood pressure and these problems can slow down the progression of FSGS kidney disease and improve patients’ overall health condition effectively.

Can all FSGS patients eat tofu freely?

Here, we must emphasize that patients should make sure their tofu consumption is moderate. Otherwise, it may cause extra intake of protein and make kidneys work harder to filter waste products and toxins. Additionally, if patients have high phosphorus or potassium levels, they should avoid or at least limit the intake of tofu.

Thereby, if you are diagnosed with FSGS and love to eat tofu, you should consult the doctor online or leave your illness description in the below form to determine how much tofu you can eat every time.

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