Low Protein Diet for Lupus Nephritis Patients2013-12-16 15:10
As we know, kidney disease patients often need to follow a strict diet, which will be helpful to reduce the kidney burden and protect the residual kidney function. Therefore, for lupus nephritis patients, they should also limit their daily diet. The most important diet plan is to keep a low protein diet. Then in this passage, we will introduce the low protein diet for lupus nephritis patients.
Lupus nephritis patients should keep the amount of protein intake properly.
Depending on the illness condition, in different condition, patients may need to take different amount of protein everyday. They should firmly obey the dietary principles to control the protein intake.
For stage 1-2 with GFR 60-90 or above, patients need to take protein 0.8-1.2g/Kg body weight
For stage 3-4 with GFR 20-60, patients need to take protein 0.6-0.8g/Kg every body weight
For stage 4-5 with GFR 5-20, patients need to take protein less than 30g, and the ideal amount of protein intake is 20g.
All these recommends are suitable for lupus nephritis patients who are not undergoing dialysis. If patients start with dialysis, they need to increase the amount of protein intake.
For hemodialysis patients, they need to take protein 1.2g/Kg body weight, and for peritoneal dialysis patients, they need to take protein 1.2-1.3g/Kg body weight.
All the lupus nephritis patients should follow this recommends depending on their illness condition, which will be helpful for their kidney function.
What kinds of protein should be taken for lupus nephritis patients?
For lupus nephritis patients, they should take some high quality protein foods, which will be fully absorbed by the body and produce less metabolites. It is helpful to reduce the kidney burden and protect the kidney function.
There are some high quality foods, such as fish, chicken breast, lean and meats, low cholesterol egg product and low fat soy products. But these foods are not suitable for all the lupus nephritis patients. For patients who have high potassium level, they should avoid the high protein and high potassium foods like mile, yogurt, cheese, nuts and seeds, peanut butter and some soy products.
All these recommends will be good for lupus nephritis patients, they need to follow them as best as they can, which will help them slow down the progression of their kidney damage. If you still have some questions, or you want to get a personalized diet for you, you can send your test report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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