Consumption Of Supplementary Milk For Children Under Five With Nephrotic Syndrome?
Good evening doctor, my son has nephrotic syndrome. One of the relatives suggested giving nephrisol milk to help repair the function of his weak kidney muscle. Is it true that nephrisol milk is good for children with nephrotic syndrome? Can it be consumed by children under 5 years old?
Good Evening Ann,
Thanks for asking on the HealthReplies.com forum.
Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder in which the body loses a lot of protein. There are many underlying causes of nephrotic syndrome, of course the treatment of nephrotic syndrome is also very dependent on the cause. Ninety percent of causes of nephrotic syndrome in children are associated with immune system disorders, generally curable with steroid therapy for 6-8 weeks. Sometimes also needed albumin (protein) infusion to increase protein levels in the body. Regarding the dietary rules for patients with nephrotic syndrome, this really depends on their medical condition, including the results of laboratory tests, therefore, you should discuss directly with the doctor who treats your child, whether it is necessary to consume special milk like the brand you mentioned.
The milk contains various nutrients such as protein, fat, multivitamins and minerals, the dose and method of giving this milk must be in accordance with the advice of a doctor or nutritionist who has examined the patient concerned.
Generally children recover from nephrotic syndrome although about 70% will experience it again in the future.
So hopefully useful.