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It is reported that most patients diagnosed with collapsing variant of FSGS have kidney failure within one to two years without effective treatments. A healthy diet is usually recommended to slow down the progress of collapsing FSGS. For people who are just tested out this form of FSGS, today, we are here to give out several diet tips.
General tips to make a healthy diet:
Because collapsing FSGS usually companies with typical proteinuria, severe renal deficiency and sometimes high blood pressure, the basic requirements of patients’ diet should include:
● Low-sodium diet: Extra sodium intake can cause or aggravate patients’ fluid and sodium retention and the increase of blood pressure.
● Limit the intake of fat and cholesterol: To achieve this, you can use egg substitutes or egg whites only, consume healthy oils such as olive, canola, sunflower, etc, and limit saturated fats.
● Eat more high-protein foods: Because a lot of protein leaks from your body, you should eat relatively more protein than people with other kidney diseases for your overall health. Lean meat, fish, milk, etc, may be good choices, but the amount should depend on your illness condition.
● Restrict potassium and phosphorus accordingly: These two substances are usually restricted only if your kidneys are failing severe or your blood tests show high potassium or phosphorus level.
Specific diet tips for collapsing FSGS:
The general tips aim at meeting patients’ basic life need and maintaining their overall health, while the following points can help improve patients’ kidney function or ease their symptoms.
Red bell peppers, cranberry, onion, blueberry, and some other fruits and vegetables are proven to be effective on improving your kidney function by regulating their immune system and protect their kidney functioning tissues from damage. To get a food list that can improve your kidney function, leave a message to email@example.com, and we are glad to share.
Besides, correct herbal teas are worth a try, because some of them can help increase kidney filtration rate to remove more waste products from the body, and some others are able to inhibit the leakage of protein so as to ease proteinuria.
Although a healthy diet can’t cure collapsing FSGS, it indeed can help maintain your overall health largely. If you haven’t got a scientific diet, you can ask help from the online kidney doctor for free.