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    Important Points For Patients With Stage 3 FSGS In Their Diet

    2014-03-21 05:26| Font Size A A A

    For patients with Focal Segmental Glomerulus Sclerosis (FSGS), their disease can cause damage in glomeruli, which is a major cause of nephrotic syndrome, and that is a severe condition of kidney damage.

    For patients with stage 3 FSGS, their kidney function is moderately damaged, and it is period that patient’s condition is not so severe that cannot be controlled. So,it is an important period for protecting patient’s kidney function and overall health.

    Diet is an import part in protecting patient’s kidney function and controlling patient’s condition, and for patients with stage 3 FSGS, there are some important points should be paid attention by them.

    1. Appropriate protein intake:

    Protein is an important nutrient for our body, and for patients with stage 3 FSGS, they should pay more attention in its intake.

    Protein can produce lots of metabolic wastes that should be filtrated out by kidney, and too much excess protein intake will increase kidney burden, which is very likely to aggravate patient’s kidney damage. So, patients with stage 3 FSGS should avoid taking much excess protein.

    But protein is an essential nutrient for our body health, so for patients with stage 3 FSGS, they should guarantee the necessary protein intake. And it is important for patients to take high-quality protein at this point, because there are some amino acid can not be compounded by ourself. The recommended protein intake is about 0.8g/kg per day, and patients should regulate their intake according to this value.

    Besides, patients with FSGS often have nephrotic syndrome, and patients often have massive protein loss, so patient with stage 3 FSGS may also need to supply his protein intake according appropriately according to his condition.

    2. Low sodium:

    It is important for patients to have low sodium intake in his diet, and salt is the main source of sodium, so patients with stage 3 FSGS should reduce his salt intake.

    High sodium in body is a major reason of edema and hypertension. Hypertension can aggravate patient’s kidney damage obviously, and edema is a common condition in patients with FSGS, so it is necessary for patients with stage 3 FSGS to reduce his sodium intake in his diet.

    3. Low phosphorus and high calcium:

    When patients are in the late stage of kidney disease, they often have the metabolic disorder of electrolytes in their body, and the disorders of calcium and phosphorus are very important for patients’ body health.

    Calcium and phosphorus compete for absorption, and patients are more likely to have hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia, which can cause many severe health problems, such as itching, renal osteopathy, etc.

    Thereby, for patient with stage 3 FSGS, it is necessary for them to increase his calcium intake and reduce his phosphorus intake appropriately, which is very beneficial for patient’s health.

    These are some important points in diet for patients with stage 3 FSGS, and there are many other aspects that are also very important for patients’ health, which also need to be considered by them carefully. In fact, it is necessary for patients to ask for help from his doctor and a dietitian in making his diet plan.


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