o Intake of salt should be restricted to 1-2 grams per day, as excessive of salt will increase the severity of edema.
o Diet with restricted protein is recommended to reduce proteinuria and lower the stress on the kidneys. A high protein diet is discouraged since it accelerates the deterioration of kidney disease by increasing the intraglomerular pressure and urinary protein excretion.
o Vitamin D supplementation is encouraged in patients with clinical or biochemical evidence of vitamin D deficiency.
o Lotus nodes are recommended to be included in the diet.
o Avoid smoking and drinking. Do not eat sour and spicy foods. Avoid caffeine or overwork.
2 Recommendations of Food
o Acute nephritis: black beans, mung beans, azuki beans, pearl barley, garlic, carp, winter melon, watermelon, watermelon rind, corn-silk, sweet rice, lotus root, and water chest nuts.
o Chronic nephritis: ginger, Chinese black dates, sweet rice, soybeans, winter melon, carp, yams, mung beans, and black beans.
o Adequate rest is essential to recovery. Strenuous exercise increases the stress of the kidneys and accelerates their deterioration.
o To minimize stress on the kidneys, encourage elimination of toxins through lung, skin and bowel. Practice breathing exercises, ensure regular bowel movements, and take hot baths regularly
4 Herbal Remedies
o Zuo Gui Wan, Dou Zhong, Bai Mao Gen, Jin Ying Zi, Jin Yin Hua, Lian Qiao.
o SP6,9,10, Ren 3, 4, LI4, ST36
o Ht7,4, LU5,10, Kid6, 9, 10