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Can People with Alport Syndrome Consume Coconut Oil

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-09-15 10:26

Can People with Alport Syndrome Consume Coconut OilAlport Syndrome is a genetic kidney disease associated with a poor prognosis. While health care can not cure the disease, it is helpful in relieving symptoms and slowing down its progression. Avoiding coconut oil is a wise choice for you.

In Alport Syndrome, as the glomeruli are scarred, a large amount of proteins will leak into urine through the filtering system. Protein loss from blood can elevate blood cholesterol, thus increasing the increase the risk of developing heart disease greatly. As coconut oil is rich in saturated fat. Therefore,you should limit its consumption restrictively.

Additionally, if you are diagnosed with Alport Syndrome, sticking to a non-dialysis diet can help you.

1. You should ensure that you have enough raw foods. Special foods that may be helpful for this healthy purpose such as potatoes, garlic, watercress, asparagus, parsley, papaya and celery.

2. As your kidneys fail to remove potassium adequately, high potassium can in blood can increase the risk of developing heart disease. Limiting the intake of foods high in potassium, such as chocolate, eggs, spinach is a good choice.

3. High blood pressure and swelling can occur resulting from retention of fluids and sodiums in body. High blood pressure is a major risk factor in deteriorating renal function. You are recommended to reduce to 1 grams each day if you are experiencing swelling.

4. Proteins can produce urea which can put extra strain on your kidneys. If you lose protein in urine, you are recommended to limit protein intake to 1g/kg per body weight each day and choose high-quality protein foods, such as fish, egg white, etc.

5. If you have overt kidney damage, phosphorus should be restricted. High levels of phosphorus are very likely to cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, bone disease, vitamin D metabolism disorder, etc.

6. Fluid restriction

In Alport Syndrome, as kidneys are damaged, fluids will build up in body, resulting in swelling and aggravating high blood pressure. You should regulate fluid intake and the amount of fluid intake each day should not exceed 500ml than the urine output in 24 hours.

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