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How Much Protein to Give for Nephrotic Syndrome Child

How Much Protein to Give for Nephrotic Syndrome ChildRenal patients are often encouraged to follow a low protein diet. But for children, they are in a stage of growth and development, so they need adequate protein to satisfy the need of body. How much protein to give for Nephrotic Syndrome child? Read on to learn more information.

Case 1

Lele is a 5-year-old fat boy. He was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome half year ago. With steroid treatment, his appetite became very good. Though doctor had reminded his patients to reduce protein intake, his patients did not restrict his protein, thinking of massive protein leakage and malnutrition. As a result, this boy gains 2kg in one month, and his proteinuria is not controlled very well.

Case 2

Jiajia is a 7-year-old girl. She was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome when she was 5. Her mother took good care of her and attached importance to her diet. She seldom ate egg white, milk, pork, fish and other protein. Her proteinuria was controlled very well, but her height and weight did not increase. And she often felt weak.

Why protein intake is closely associated with kidney disease?

Long-term high protein diet can increase blood flow in kidneys and glomerular filtration rate, making glomerular blood vessels into high pressure state so as to speed up glomerulosclerosis and kidney function impairment. Besides, it can worsen proteinuria. That is why kidney patients are required to follow low protein diet. On the other hand, massive protein goes out of body every day. If you do not supplement it timely, it can cause protein deficiency, malnutrition, decreased immunity, infections and so on to make renal disease worse.

Protein intake for children with Nephrotic Syndrome

In general, children with Nephrotic Syndrome should consume 1.5-2 g/kg protein per day. If the kids have impaired kidney function, protein intake should be reduced. Besides, protein should choose those high quality one, such as egg white, milk, poultry without skin, lean meat, etc.

How much protein to give for Nephrotic Syndrome child? The intake should satisfy the need of body and meanwhile not putting extra stress on kidneys. If you want to get a personalized guidance, please send a copy of your lab report to igacure@gmail.com. After analyzing your case, our renal expert will reply you.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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