Knowing you, a friend or family member has Nephrotic Syndrome can be scary. But the scariest part is having little or no information about it. Nephrotic syndrome is a disease of the kidney and it has been around for a while. Globally, the number of deaths caused by Nephrotic Syndrome… ...Read more
Knowing you, a friend or family member has Nephrotic Syndrome can be scary. But the scariest part is having little or no information about it. Nephrotic syndrome is a disease of the kidney and it has been around for a while. Globally, the number of deaths caused by Nephrotic Syndrome has risen to about 50,046 per 100,000 cases. Medically, the syndrome occurs when the body passes excessive protein from the body, especially from urination.How do you know if you have one?Nephrotic syndrome can cause swelling in some region of the body, especially in the ankle and feet, which could lead to other health complications.Other signs and symptoms include:
Loss of appetite
Foamy urine which is usually caused by too much of protein in urine
Weight gain caused by excessive water retention.
Dietary Approach To Preventing The Symptoms Of Nephrotic Syndrome:According to Megan Wells, a kidney expert from the Boston State University, “The healthiest diet for patients suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome is a low fat, low salt, and low cholesterol. Fruits and vegetables should be taken in good quantities.”The following dietary changes will help reduce symptoms:Eat less sodium (low salt)- it helps reduce swelling in the arms and leg (edema).Eat more fresh fruits and vegetable- There's nothing like "too much of fruits or vegetables." So eat as much as you can. They help reduce cholesterol level.Eat dairy products because they contain low fat.Reduce red meat intake. In some cases, fluids should be guided, depending on recommendation from a nephrologist:In some cases, the level of protein should be decreased or increased, depending on nephrologist recommendation. Control the sodium level of the bodyExcessive sodium can cause high blood pressure and edema. A higher percentage of sodium usually comes from salt and processed foods.We grew up with consuming salt and it may take time to reduce the preference for salt. It's important to reduce consumption of salt per day. The ideal limit of salt per day for adults is 1,500mg.Going beyond in the holistic approachLouise Hay, Motivational leader and empowerment coach who has done pathbreaking work in supporting HIV/AIDS patients and their families, has said that, “Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.” According to her, the main cause of Nephrotic syndrome is: Overreaction to disappointment and failure.One of the ways of doing this is through saying or writing affirmations. Her affirmation for healing Nephrotic syndrome is: Divine right is always is always taking place in my life. Only the good comes from each experience. It is safe to grow up.Read less