A healthy diet for Nephrotic Syndrome patients consists of low salt, low fat and low cholesterol, with emphasis on fruits and vegetables. The amount of protein and fluid a patient with Nephrotic Syndrome should have depends on the patient’s current condition, age and weight. According to the multicenter clinical study on the epidemiology of NS in Japan [1,2], approximately 9000 children with renal disease were seen as in- or out-patients over the two-year period between 1984 and 1985. Of these patients, 14% had NS.
Steroids were first used to treat the patients with primary NS, and 90% of the patients responded well, but subsequent relapse during steroid therapy, or shortly after stopping the therapy, was noticed in 33% of the patients. Proteinuria persisted in 9%. NephCure Kidney International is the only organization committed exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment and find a cure. 1. Too much sodium can contribute to high blood pressure and edema 2. Most sodium in our diet comes from processed foods and salt 3.