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Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment in Ayurveda

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Nephrotic syndrome Ayurvedic treatment

Nephrotic syndrome can be understood as a condition that occurs due to a problem in the kidney's blood vessels, or glomeruli. The damaged blood vessel leads to a set of problems, like the filtration of protein along with the urine, which results in a decreased level of protein in the blood that can lead to some more severe complications, such as kidney failure.

The inability of the kidneys to retain protein in the blood is, in general terms, called nephrotic syndrome.

Apart from the excess protein in urine, several more conditions mark nephrotic syndrome:

  • High fat and cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Low protein in the blood
  • Swelling in the legs, feet, or ankles

Who is at risk of nephrotic syndrome?

Nephrotic syndrome can occur in anyone, yet there are a few factors that can indicate a high-risk factor. Some of these factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • Infections like hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  • Lupus (autoimmune disorders)
  • Medication allergies
  • Kidney diseases

Causes of nephrotic syndrome

There are some primary causes that directly affect the functioning of the kidney and result in nephrotic syndrome, while some factors that don’t directly cause the syndrome are called secondary causes. Let’s discuss both of these causes.

Primary causes:

Minimal change disease: Common cause of nephrotic syndrome in children and is believed to be caused by certain allergetic reactions. No substantial reasoning is available to prove how this affects kidney function.

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: When the kidney’s filters get scarred due to certain factors, it can create complications that may include nephrotic syndrome. It occurs in adults mainly due to HIV virus.

Membranous nephropathy: If the filtering membranes in the kidney get damaged, it can lead to the condition of nephrotic syndrome.

Blood clot in kidney veins: With the presence of clots in kidney, the filtering processes gets hampered and can cause nephrotic syndrome.

Secondary causes:

  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disorders (Lupus)
  • Irregular protein buildup (amyloidosis)

Symptoms of nephrotic syndrome

There are some symptoms indicating the possibility of nephrotic syndrome. Some of these may include:

  • Foamy urine
  • Low albumin level in the blood
  • Swellings in the legs or feet
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain

If you or any of your family member feel any of these symptoms, promptly consult your doctor for the proper treatment strategy.

Complications of nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome can lead to the following health complications:

  • Acute kidney failure: The decreased kidney mechanism will lead to failure in body mechanism. It can cause sudden stoppage of kidney that needs specific treatment strategy.
  • Chronic kidney disease: Over a peiod of time, the kidney abnormalities will increase. This buildup will lead to accumulation of toxins in body causing chronic kidney diseases.
  • Hypertension: Due to improper filtration, the fluid retention will be high. This can lead to the condition of high blood pressure.
  • Several infections: The immuity of body will decrease. This will increase the risks of other infections.
  • High cholesterol or triglycerides: To recoup the lost protein, internal mechanism produces protein that may result in an increased level of cholesterol and triglyceride.
  • Coronary diseases: Nephrotic syndrome can even lead up to several serious coronary diseases.

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FEB 23,2022 - FEB 22,2025