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    Nephrotic Syndrome: How to Gain Weight under Long-Term Hemodialysis

    2013-11-07 16:22| Font Size A A A

    Gain Weight, Hemodialysis, Nephrotic SyndromeHemodialysis is one of the fastest way for patients to purify the blood and maintain their lives. However, numerous patients suffer from inappetence and malnutrition. Then how to Gain Weight with Nephrotic Syndrome in diet?

    Appropriate intake of protein:

    About 5~15g of protein is lost through hemodialysis everyday, which should be supplemented appropriately through diet of high-quality animal protein such as fish, milk, egg rather than vegetable protein like beans.

    Control the intake of carbohydrate:

    Sugar and starch in staple food and sweetmeat are main source of carbohydrate in our diet, which includes rice, bread and noodle, etc. Glucose in dialyzate of hemodialysis is able to bring energy, which gains weight of patients through excess calories. As much as possible to avoid saccharide, confectionery and diet with a lot of fat if you have already overweight, which includes cream, fat meat and whole milk.

    Limitation of phosphorus and potassium:

    Itchy skin and osteoporosis can be caused by increased serum phosphorus, which is commonly seen in advanced Nephrotic Syndrome. So it is necessary to limit food with high content of it, for example, dairy products like yogurt, milk shake and pudding, beans like soybean as well as animal organs, carp, etc. While high content of potassium may lead to heart rhythm problem that banana, orange, tomato, potato, mushroom, bear and red wine should be strictly controlled by patients with Nephrotic Syndrome. However, hemodialysis patients with poor condition may suffer low serum potassium, which should supplement it in order to gain weight.

    Lower sodium content:

    Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome who take hemodialysis should eat light food with less salt, soybean sauce, monosodium glutamate and oyster sauce. Instead, it is acceptable to try ingredients with low sodium, for instance, ground pepper, five spice powder, pepper, caraway, mustard and so on.

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