Posted by: Mandy | 2008/01/17

Nephrotic Syndrome

Dear Doc,

I was recently diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome. My doctor told me to eat alot of proteins, such as eggs, bananas, meat, chicken, fish etc. However, the more I read on this illness, the more I find out that you actually have to limit your intake of protein so as to not increase the amount of urea (waste) as well as fat in your blood. I asked my doctor about this, but he couldn't give me a straight answer and just told me to eat the right amount of protein a day. Well, how do I know the right amount of protein I should take in? Im confused now, should I eat more or less proteins?

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Dear Mandy
The dr may have recommended that you eat more protein because you are at present losing a lot of protein through the kidneys. However it is important that you eat low-fat, lean proteins to avoid ingesting too much saturated fat. I would recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), who will assess which phase of the nephrotic syndrome you are in at the moment and calculate how much protein and what type you require.
Best regards

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Posted by: mariam | 2008/08/28

the foods allowed a 2 year old with nephroticsyndrome.

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