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Nephrotic Syndrome patients are easy preys of the disease kidney stone, so, for these patients, they should make some preventive measures in their daily life. The following diet can help patients a lot in this aspect.
Drink more water: If some substances present in high concentration in urine, they are more likely to induce kidney stones. Drinking extra water dilutes the substances in urine so as to reduce the risk of kidney stones. Except for water, some citrus beverages, like lemonade and orange juice also are good choice for nephrotic syndrome patients.
Get right amount of calcium: Too much or too less calcium intake all can induce kidney stones, so patients should take right amount of calcium according to their own condition. What’s more, calcium from diet is better than medical supplements, as some studies have linked taking calcium supplements to kidney stones. If you have any doubts about that, you can turn to our Online Doctor for professional help.
Eat more vegetables: Patients with acid constitution have higher risk of kidney stones. The foods we eat everyday have their acid-base properties. Most meats are acidic and vegetables are alkaline, so patients are suggested to eat more vegetables.
Take foods rich in vitamin A: Vitamin A is a necessary element for preserving health of urethral canal, helping to prevent kidney stones. Carrot is a good choice for them, and they also can add broccoli, pumpkin and casaba are also good for them.
Avoid stone-forming foods: Beets, chocolate, spinach, rhubarb, tea, and most nuts are rich in oxalate, and colas are rich in phosphate, both of which can contribute to kidney stones. Therefore, to prevent kidney stones, these foods are not recommended to nephrotic syndrome patients.
We believe through the above contents, nephritic syndrome patients know how to plan their diets to prevent kidney stones.