Many illness can cause hypoproteinemia and Nephrotic Syndrome is a common one. For children, uncontrolled hypoproteinemia affects both their mental development and physical development seriously. And for these who are adult, long-term hypoproteinemia will impair immune system, making them susceptible for various infectious disease and infection. For this reason, bring hypoproteinemia under control is very significant for Nephrotic Syndrome patients.
Cause for hypoproteinemia in Nephrotic Syndrome
In Nephrotic Syndrome, onset of hypoproteinemia is closely related with proteinuria and usually the more severe the proteinuria is, the more likely that Nephrotic Syndrome patients develop this problem.
Nephrotic Syndrome is not a specific illness, but a group of symptoms caused by impairment of kidney function. Kidney helps to filter blood, discharge wastes in blood and reserve nutrition like protein. When kidney tissues are injured, kidneys fail to function properly. Consequently, large amounts of protein leak into urine while kidney filter blood, which can lead to hypoproteinemia if not controlled timely and effectively. Besides, low protein intake and poor appetite caused by edema in intestinal mucosal also can contribute to this problem.
Treatment for hypoproteinemia in Nephrotic Syndrome
For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, effective management of hypoproteinemia includes:
1. Tight control of proteinuria
Only when protein is stopped from leaking into urine, can protein ingested through diet be kept in body effectively. This plays an important part in treating hypoproteinemia caused by Nephrotic Syndrome.
2. Proper protein intake
For a healthy adult, 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day is necessary. But for Nephrotic Syndrome, they need to adjust their protein intake due to impaired kidney function. Both low protein intake and high protein intake are harmful, so try to find the proper protein intake is very essential. (Consult our doctors online to get free advices about proper protein intake for you)
3. Make sure blood pressure and blood sugar is in normal range
High blood pressure and high blood pressure can worsen kidney condition and aggravate hypoproteinemia, so making sure blood pressure and blood sugar are in normal range is very also an important part in treating hypoproteinemia caused by Nephrotic Syndrome.
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