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Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults

Nephrotic syndrome is a condition marked by very high levels of protein in the urine (proteinuria); low levels of protein in the blood; swelling, especially around the eyes, feet, and hands; and high cholesterol. Nephrotic syndrome results from damage to the kidneys' glomeruli (the singular form is glomerulus). Glomeruli are tiny blood vessels that filter waste and excess water from the blood and send them to the bladder as urine.

Nephrotic syndrome can occur with many diseases, including the kidney diseases caused by diabetes mellitus, but some causes are unknown. Prevention of nephrotic syndrome relies on controlling these diseases.

Treatment of nephrotic syndrome focuses on identifying the underlying cause if possible and reducing high cholesterol, blood pressure, and protein in urine through diet, medications, or both. One group of blood pressure medications called ACE inhibitors also protects the kidneys by reducing proteinuria.

Nephrotic syndrome may go away once the underlying cause, if known, has been treated. In children, 80 percent of cases of nephrotic syndrome are caused by minimal change disease, which can be successfully treated with prednisone. However, in adults, most of the time the underlying cause is a kidney disease such as membranous nephropathy or focal segmental glomerulonephritis, and these diseases often persist even with treatment. In these cases, the kidneys may gradually lose their ability to filter wastes and excess water from the blood. If kidney failure occurs, the patient will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Some Homoeopathy medicines before or after dialysis:
Arsenicum album
Merc. subl. corr
Urea
Kali chloricum
Calcarea arsen.
Eel serum
 
  shamid on 2003-10-20
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I lost my native kidneys to focal segmental glomerulonephritis. After 4 1/2 years on dialysis I had a transplant. Immediately after the transplant I had proteinuria. Over the last 11 months it has gotten worse although some things like quercitin and omega 3 help. Biopsy revealed recurrent focal sclerosis in the transplant. What would be the most likely remedies to help in this case?
 
azure116 last decade

Dr. S. Hamid,
Please keep sharing more of your thoughts and knowledge.

It is like a breath of fresh air for the uninitiated - in homeopathy.

Best,
PANKAJ VARMA
 
PANKAJ VARMA last decade

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