Garlic is one condiment that flavors many dishes largely. If you love the taste of garlic but have FSGS kidney disease, you may wonder whether you can eat garlic with this kidney disease. How about the answer.
Do you the dietary requirements for people with FSGS?
FSGS is the damage of glomerular epithelial cells. When glomeruli can’t play their filtration barrier properly, protein and red blood cells are more likely to leak from kidneys into urine. Besides, fluid and sodium retains in some areas easily. Also, the medicines FSGS patients take such as steroids and immunosuppressants can weaken patients’ immune system. Therefore, these patients are recommended to follow some dietary tips, including:
- Restrict the sodium intake between 1,000 mg and 4,000 mg
- Manage the intake of protein at about 0.8g/kg one day
- Take in more vitamin C and vitamin E
- Eat some foods with the property of antioxidant
From this analysis, we can know garlic can help treat FSGS to some extent.
Garlic is well known as its anti-inflammatory property, so it can help prevent infections and cold for FSGS patients. For people with FSGS, most of them are at high risk of cold, infections and fever. In this case, garlic can help them prevent these problems.
In addition, garlic can also help lower high blood pressure, high blood fat and high cholesterol. All of these problems are common symptoms of FSGS, and they, in turn, can trigger further kidney damage. In view of this, garlic is good for FSGS patients.
However, not all FSGS patients can consume garlic. If you have constipation or allergic reactions, you had better avoid garlic or seek some alternative condiments.
Besides garlic, many other foods can also help fight against FSGS. If you want to know such a food list in detail, you can contact the dietitian here directly.