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Minimal Change Disease (MCD) is one disorder in which a lot of protein leaks into urine. To deal with this kidney disease, a healthy diet can do a lot. Today, we are here to introduce foods needed by Minimal Change Disease patients.
Kidney experts claim that glomerular charge barrier is damaged with Minimal Change Disease, so protein slips through into urine. When glomerular filtration barrier can’t play its function normally, it will cause many symptoms such as swelling, proteinuria, high blood pressure, etc. According to patients’ illness conditions, the following foods can help treat their disease.
1. High-quality protein
Protein is one essential nutrition for our body. If taking less, it is more likely to lead to malnutrition, while additional protein intake must product extra waste products to increase the burden on kidneys. High-quality protein mainly provide essential amino acids for patients and produce much fewer waste products, so it can help prevent malnutrition and swelling for MCD patients largely.
2. Low-salt foods
High-salt foods can worsen fluid and sodium retention in the body so as to aggravate patients’ swelling and high blood pressure. From this point, minimal change disease patients should choose low-salt foods to eat, and generally the intake amount should be lower than 4,000 mg every day.
3. Foods with the property of antioxidant
It is reported that about 1/3 patients have upper respiratory infections. In some cases, Minimal Change Disease results from inflammatory reactions. Therefore, foods with the property of antioxidant, such as red bell pepper and berries, can help boost patients’ immunity and prevent infections.
4. Foods contain omega-3 fatty acid
Omega-3 fatty acid belongs to unsaturated fatty acid that can inhibit inflammatory reactions and help protect kidney functioning tissues. Flaxseed oil, fish oil and olive oil, all contains this fatty acid. You can use it with doctor’s guidance.
Besides, many others foods are also needed for patients with Minimal Change Disease. If missing one of them, you may fall into poor condition. To get more about these dietary requirements, you can leave a message in the below form for us. We are glad to share them with you.