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How Much Is a Low Sodium Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome

How Much Is a Low Sodium Diet for Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is one common kidney disease especially in children. Because of severe swelling and obvious proteinuria, patients with this disease are always suggested to follow a low sodium diet. Then, how much sodium can Nephrotic Syndrome patients eat one daily?

Nephrotic Syndrome

It can be caused by many other disorders and characterized by glomerular basement membrane permeability increasing. As kidneys are unable to remove extra fluid and waste chemicals normally, these substances will build up in the body. Then, swelling may appear around eyes or in the legs, feet, ankles, or abdomen. With the progression of kidney disease, patients may even have high blood pressure, which in turn can speed up the aggravation of kidney condition.

Sodium and Nephrotic Syndrome

When kidneys fail to determine how much fluid to retain in the body, excessive amount of sodium will make more fluid collect in the body. Then, patients should be worried about more severe swelling and high blood pressure. From this point, it is necessary for patients with Nephrotic Syndrome to develop a low-sodium diet plan.

How much sodium to take in every day?

In most cases, children with Nephrotic Syndrome should be placed on a 3,000mg sodium-restricted diet or less one daily. In severe cases, the daily sodium intake should range from 1,500 to 2,000 mg.

How to arrange such a kidney-friendly diet?

First of all, patients should avoid high-sodium foods such as canned foods, processed foods, cheese, chips, popcorn, salted nuts, and so on. Besides, they should also pay attention to the underlying intake of salt like drinks. Make sure patients' sodium intake has been calculated correctly.

If you are troubled by Nephrotic Syndrome and want to get a low-sodium diet in detail, you can ask help online.

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