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Low Sodium Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome

Low Sodium Diet for Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome can appear at any age but especially in children. To help these patients manage their condition, low sodium diet is needed. Today, we would like to guide how to develop a low sodium diet.

Why do Nephrotic Syndrome patients need to control the sodium intake?

Nephrotic Syndrome is one group of clinical manifestations, and it is characterized by swelling, proteinuria, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia. In this case, sodium can worsen water retention and increase the burden on kidneys. Then, Nephrotic Syndrome symptoms especially swelling becomes worse and worse.

How to develop a low sodium diet for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

The average low-sodium diet ranges from 1,000 to 4,000mg. If patients have severe swelling or refractory hypertension, sodium intake must be controlled between 2,000 and 3,000 mg. Mentioning sodium, many patients only think of salt, but in fact, many other foods also contain underlying sodium.

Several tips for managing sodium intake

1. Work with the doctor or dietitian to determine how much sodium to take in every day.

According to patients’ illness condition and symptoms, the doctor or dietitian will tell them to consume how much sodium. However, the answer should depend on individual conditions. If you don’t know the answer, you can ask the doctor online and get the answer.

2. Make a food diary

The food diary is an very important tool to help monitor the sodium intake, as well as potassium and phosphorus intake.

3. Read food labels

Through reading food labels, patients or their parents can know important nutritional facts about the foods what they eat. Then, they can decide whether their sodium intake is in the normal ranges.

4. Avoid salty foods

Some foods contain too much sodium that can make it difficult for you to monitor sodium intake. In view of this, patients should avoid too salty foods such as bacon, canned foods, processed foods, salty drinks, etc.

Many other tips can also make it easier for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to follow a low-sodium diet. If you want to know more about them, you can contact us directly. Email to or leave a message below. Either is OK.

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