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What to Do if Your Proteinuria Does Not Turn Negative for A Long Time

2018-05-07 14:55| Font Size A A A

“I have taken steroids for a long period of time, why my proteinuria can not turn negative?” You may have the similar doubt. In fact, besides medication, you should pay attention to these 3 points. Now go on reading to learn more information.
What to Do if Your Proteinuria Does Not Turn Negative for A Long Time

No matter you have Membranous Nephropathy, IgA Nephropathy or Nephrotic Syndrome or some other kidney diseases, your ultimate goal is to turn proteinuria negative.

Different patients have different medical condition and different standard on proteinuria. But as long as you can control proteinuria at an ideal value such as to keep it stable under 1g, you can slow down the progression of kidney disease and reduce the possibility of kidney failure.
What to Do if Your Proteinuria Does Not Turn Negative for A Long Time

To lower proteinuria, besides medication, some influence factors in the daily can not be ignored.

1. How low should a low protein diet is?

Almost all renal patients know that they should keep on a low protein diet, but how low should a low protein diet is?

What to Do if Your Proteinuria Does Not Turn Negative for A Long Time
Firstly, the low protein diet should be based on high quality protein, which mainly refers to animal protein, such as egg, milk, meat, fish, etc. It makes sense to understand the high quality protein. Now it is easy to understand low protein diet. That is just a small amount of high quality protein. What amount is considered as low?

What to Do if Your Proteinuria Does Not Turn Negative for A Long Time
For kidney patients, protein intake should be controlled into 0.8-1g/kg per day. For kidney failure patients, it should be kept into 0.6-0.8g/kg per day. For example, a 70kg renal patient who does not reach kidney failure, protein intake is about 56-70g, and high quality protein should be 60-70%.

Low protein diet is about 0.6 g/kg per day, and a 70kg patient can eat about 42g protein.

2. To lower proteinuria, you should keep alcohol and smoking away.

Both alcohol and smoking do harm to your health. It can worsen damage to blood vessels and kidneys so as to speed up blood vessel injury and renal arteriosclerosis, making proteinuria worse.
What to Do if Your Proteinuria Does Not Turn Negative for A Long Time

3. To restrict salt intake

It is easy to understand, but difficult to do it. For example, some kidney patients may fall into the misunderstanding of “low sodium salt, while low sodium salt is low in sodium, but it is high in potassium. A complication of kidney disease is called hyperkalemia. Be alert to it.

What to Do if Your Proteinuria Does Not Turn Negative for A Long Time
In addition, it is usually required salt intake to be 5g per day. This is not only include salt to be put into dishes, but the salt intake in the whole day.

Therefore, you had better avoid food high in salt, such as pickles, bacon, spicy dry tofu, potato chips, dried fruit, drinks, seasoning, etc.

Reducing proteinuria is a long-term and huge task. There are a lot of points to pay attention in the daily life. Space limited, we can only introduce these above 3 points. For more information, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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