Although people suffering from nephrotic syndrome can live a normal life if the disease gets diagnosed in time and treated with the right medication. But at the same time, nephrotic syndrome can bring a storm over your health if overlooked.
Does the disease ever go away?
Allopathy argues and strongly believes that nephrotic syndrome can’t be reversed at the end-stage permanently; however, some medicines are available that can prevent the progression of the disease, but the problem remains inside. There’s not any specific cure for nephrotic syndrome in allopathy; most children outgrow the complications of nephrotic syndrome in adolescence or early in adulthood.
For a permanent revival from this condition, it’s recommended to switch ayurvedic treatment of the nephrotic syndrome.
Slowly but surely, we will talk about how Ayurvedic treatment can reverse your health back on track. But before that, let’s take a close look at the term “Nephrotic syndrome”, its cause and symptoms that come along with it.
What is nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is a serious renal ailment that causes your body to pass too much protein through urine. This condition is mainly caused when the cluster of small blood tubules ( Kidneys filtering units) purifies excess waste products from the blood and prevents the protein from sneaking out from the body, gets damaged, and stops working. This leads to the excessive loss of protein, which increases the risk of various health problems related to protein deficiency.
What are the symptoms of nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is a chronic kidney disease that takes a certain time to come up with visible symptoms. Here we’ve listed some primary symptoms that a person suffering from nephrotic syndrome may feel-
- Severe swelling around your eyes, feet, and ankles
- Foamy urine with a strong foul smell
- Weight gain due to excessive fluid retention
- Loss of appetite
- Having sharp back pain
What causes nephrotic syndrome?
As discussed above, nephrotic syndrome is mainly caused due to the damage that occurs in tiny blood tubules ( glomeruli ) of your kidneys. The glomeruli are in charge of purifying the blood as it passes through your kidneys. Glomeruli works as your body gatekeeper that determines what should stay inside your body from those that don’t.
Glomeruli also hold back albumin ( blood protein) from seeping out from the body through urine. When damaged, glomeruli allow the protein to sneak out from your body, leading to nephrotic syndrome.
Other possible causes of nephrotic syndrome
Some various diseases and conditions can cause damage to glomeruli that leads to nephrotic syndrome, such as-
Diabetic kidney disease- People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are likely to have kidney-related problems in their lives, where nephrotic syndrome is commonly reported.
Minimal change disease- Minimal change disease is a common cause of nephrotic syndrome. The term “Minimal change disease” means that the disease cannot be detected under a regular microscope. You need a very powerful microscope called an electron microscope to detect it.
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
This condition leads to scarring in some of the glomeruli. FSGS is mainly a secondary cause of kidney failure that is mainly caused by genetic malfunction or ingestion of certain medications. Amyloidosis is a rare but serious health condition in which protein amyloid is produced in the bone marrow and can accumulate in any tissue or organ.
What are the complications of nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is considered a serious renal ailment that can affect every area of your body by bringing some serious physical complications, which may include the following-
- Blood clots
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease
- High blood pressure
- Poor nutrition
- High blood cholesterol level
How to diagnose nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is a cumulative loss of kidney function; the disease progresses slowly with time and leads to a permanent loss of kidney functions. The symptoms of nephrotic at initial stages are at their infancy, and you may not notice any complications in your health. But it’s very hard to control the disease if the disease once gets visible. We recommend you should do a blood test every year to know about your kidney health.
Is your child’s health at stake?
Yes, nephrotic syndrome is primarily reported in children rather than adults. Nephrotic syndrome in children are also termed “nephrosis” that mainly caused due to-
- Genetic malfunction
- Allergic reactions
- Over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen
How can you know if your child has it?
Swelling around your child’s eyes in the morning is the primary symptom of protein loss that indicates nephrotic syndrome. As time passes, you may also notice swelling in your child’s feet, ankles, or belly. Also, your child may feel-
- More irritable
- More tired
- less hungry
- Look pale
Ayurveda- Healing kidney complications with Ayurveda
Ayurveda is the science of life based on a belief in curing health complications by making the body responsive against various health problems that can indirectly affect your kidney functions. Ayurvedic treatment is all about emancipation for bad lifestyle and dietary habits, such as eating more sugar or salt, less or no exercise, sleeping all day, etc.
Nephrotic syndrome treatment in Ayurveda is about making the body responsive by emphasizing good lifestyle habits- a well-rounded diet and exercise that will help your body maintain a delicate balance between your mind, body, and spirit.
Nephrotic syndrome is a serious renal dysfunction that must be chewed down with the right treatment time. Before any make changes in your diet plan in nephrotic syndrome. First, you will need to consult your doctor or renal dietician. Nephrotic syndrome symptoms vary to person’s body, age, sex, or nationality.