It is widely acknowledge that regular exercise is good for health. But for people with Nephrotic Syndrome, can they exercise? In fact, they should also do some exercise. As to the type of exercise, intensity, frequency and duration, they depend on your own medical health. In the following, there is a general guideline.
Health benefits of exercise
Some people believe that exercise may increase the protein in their urine, but the health benefits of exercise outweigh the potential increase. It is said that skin is the third kidney that can excrete wastes and toxins from the body. Exercise makes you sweat so that more toxins could be taken away. It helps boost immune system, lower cholesterol level, control blood pressure, improve sleeping quality, reduce stress, protect you from heart disease and so on.
What kind of exercise should you do?
You can do some gentle exercise, such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, tai chi and so on. Whatever type of exercise you choose, it should be suitable for your medical health. And avoid strenuous exercise.
How long and how often to exercise?
At the beginning, you can exercise at your pace and build up over time. It is best if you can do at least 15-20minutes a day, at least three to four days every week. If you feel any uncomfortable during the exercise, stop immediately and according to your own condition, you can do some adjustment.
Exercise plays an important role in improving your overall health and slowing down the progression to end stage kidney disease. So what are you waiting for? Take action right now. If you would like to acquire a personalized exercise plan, please leave a message or contact online doctors. We will help you make a wise decision.