Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome Should Prevent Infection
Nephrotic Syndrome is featured by massive proteinuria, hypoproteinemia, hyperlipemia and swelling. As a mass of protein loses in urine along with gastrointestinal dysfunction which can cause insufficient protein intake, the patients' resistibility is very weak. Therefore, the patients are susceptible to have infections in many body parts. If the infections can not controlled effectively and spread, it can cause damage and even threaten their life. Therefore, it is very important for the patients with Nephrotic Syndrome to control infections. The following will introduce some measures for preventing infections in Nephrotic Syndrome.
※ The patients with Nephrotic Syndrome should get enough protein from their daily diet. When their renal function is normal, the patients should keep high protein intake and increase the proportion of quality protein like egg whites, lean meat, fish etc in the total amount of protein intake.
※ The patients with Nephrotic Syndrome should avoid catching a cold and overwork as well as had better not go to the public places. They should also pay more attention to their oral hygiene and gargle with alkaline mouthwash to avoid stomatitis. If they are accompanied by swelling, they are very likely to have skin infections for skin injury. Therefore, they should protect their skin well and avoid trauma. Once infections occur, they should use antibiotic therapy. If the chronic infections like tonsillitis reoccur frequently, they should eradicate the disease after the illness condition becomes stable.
※ The patients with Nephrotic Syndrome should improve their autoimmunity. They should take proper exercise like walking, jogging, taichi etc. Moreover, they also can use some medications which can improve immunity to decrease frequent infections.
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