Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS, occurs when scarring impairs the kidney's ability to filter wastes from the blood. This in return causes symptoms, such as proteinuria, edema, high blood pressure, etc. Maintaining a healthy diet can help to slow the progression and control some symptoms. For men with FSGS, the dietary arrangement is recommended to follow the principles as below.
The main goal of a low protein diet is to stop or delay the progression of
FSGS kidney disease and help preserve remaining kidney function. How much
protein you can safely ear per day depending on the disease stage. Men with a
mild or moderate loss of kidney function should limit their protein intake to
0.6g of protein per 1 kg of body weight. Divide the body weight in pounds by 2.2
to determine the weight in kilograms. Multiply the result by 0.6 to determine
how much protein to eat. e.g. A 125 lb. person would need 34.1g. Choose
high-quality proteins like eggs, meats, fish and poultry.
A low salt diet may help with swelling in the hands and legs, so patients are
recommended to restrict sodium to 1,500 mg per day. Avoid canned, processed,
convenience and restaurant foods. Examples include bacon, canned and pickled
products, salted snacks and so on.
Low in saturated fat and cholesterol
The intake of whole eggs is suggested to limit to 2 each week. Use egg
substitutes or white only. Proper foods include lean meats, well trimmed,
poultry w/o skin, fish, and shellfish, etc. Refer to healthy oils like olive,
canola, and sunflower. Limit saturated fats like dairy and animal fat. Avoid
At times, even if you are not hungry, it is important to eat and keep good
nutrition. Well-nourished people with FSGS stay healthier and live longer. Any
help? Call +86 311 8926-2305 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .