When you have nephrotic syndrome, a dietitian may recommend you make changes to the amount of protein, salt, and fat that you eat.

Protein

The amount of protein you should eat depends on your kidney health. For some people with nephrotic syndrome, eating a diet with a low to moderate amount of protein is best. Talk to a dietitian about how much protein you should eat.

Salt

Limiting how much salt (sodium) you take in can help prevent swelling and keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

Fat

Eating a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol can help prevent high cholesterol associated with nephrotic syndrome.