Can People with FSGS Kidney Disease Eat Chocolate2013-03-08 17:00
Can people with FSGS kidney disease eat chocolate? In many parts of the world, chocolate stands for romantic and love, so patients want to know whether they can still enjoy the good taste of chocolate. In view of so many patients consulting this question online, we give the answer here.
To find the answer, we need first know FSGS clearly.
Most often, FSGS, a primary cause of Nephrotic Syndrome, is a progressive kidney disorder where many tiny kidney filtering units called glomeruli are damaged. In this situation, a healthy diet is able to support their medical treatment, while an unsuitable diet will worsen their condition. According to the characteristics of FSGS, a low-salt, moderate high-quality protein, low-fat and high-vitamin diet is recommended to patients with FSGS. Now, we have known an overall understanding of FSGS diet, and then we will talk about “can people with FSGS kidney disease eat chocolate”.
Whether patients with FSGS can consume chocolate?
Chocolate contains many minerals such as vitamin, calories, microelement, catechin, etc. Different substances have various benefits. For example, catechin is able to enhance our immunity and prevent tumor. These substances can help maintain our normal life to some extent. However, chocolate also contains rich fat that may lead to overweight or hyperlipemia. Hyperlipemia is a common symptom of FSGS. In view of this, FSGS patients should limit the intake of chocolate. If you are suffering from FSGS but don’t have hyperlipemia, you can still consume moderate chocolate. Remember to avoid excessive intake of it.
Can people with FSGS kidney disease eat chocolate? From the above, we can know patients’ specific condition decides the answer. A strict diet indeed can assist the whole treatment, but it can’t replace the treatment to improve their kidney function. Therefore, we should seek the real therapy that can help treat FSGS.
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