Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic Syndrome is a group of symptoms that indicates that your kidneys are infected. It is a condition that occurs when the body starts shredding the protein from the body in a large amount. It is caused by the damage in the small clusters of blood vessels in the kidneys that filters waste and excess from the blood and body.

Protein helps in making the formation and health of muscles in the human body. It protects the bodies from getting infected and removing the unnecessary materials from the blood by passing it first to the kidneys and then finally excreting it with urine.

Nephrotic Syndrome is majorly found in childhood or children between the ages of 4 to 8. But it can be found in anyone and any age bar.

Following are the symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome:

  • Swelling in hands & feet
  • Puffy eyes and cheeks
  • Frothy urine
  • A sudden weight gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cramp in muscles
  • Itching

What are the causes of Nephrotic Syndrome?

Nephrotic Syndrome is the collection of symptoms caused by damage to the clusters of glomeruli of your kidneys.

The kidneys’ functioning is to keep the blood free from wastes, toxins, unnecessary minerals, and wastes. Healthy glomeruli keep albumin (a type of blood protein) needed to maintain the balance of fluid in your body from sweeping with your urine.

Following are the major causes of Nephrotic Syndrome:

  • Diabetes
  • Minimal change disease
  • Glomerulosclerosis
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Amyloidosis
  • Blood clot in a kidney vein

What are the risk factors of Nephrotic Syndrome?

Anyone can get caught by Nephrotic Syndrome, but few people are at a bigger risk of getting caught by Nephrotic Syndrome. 

  • Medical conditions that can damage your kidneys. Certain diseases and conditions increase your risk of developing Nephrotic syndromes, such as diabetes, lupus, amyloidosis, and other kidney diseases.
  • Certain medications. Examples of medications that can cause Nephrotic Syndrome to include no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and drugs used to fight infections.
  • Certain infections. Examples of infections that increase Nephrotic syndrome risk include HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and malaria.

What are the possible complications?

Possible complications of Nephrotic Syndrome include:

  • Blood clots
  • High blood cholesterol and elevated blood triglycerides
  • Poor nutrition
  • High blood pressure
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Infections. 

What is the Ayurvedic treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome?

There is no treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome in allopathy. It can be reduced but cannot be pulled off from the body, but there is a full-proof treatment in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic treatment is not a difficult procedure to follow. It gives complete relief from the diseases.

Ayurveda hails from India. It is an ancient practice of curing even chronic diseases of the roots. 

Ayurvedic treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome relies on three rules:

  • A healthy daily routine or the Dincharya
  • A healthy diet, and 
  • A healthy lifestyle

The modern practices of Ayurveda are revolutionizing the way people look at kidney diseases. Where the kidney transplant & dialysis are taking the breath and money of people, ayurvedic treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome is sighing relief. 

“The great thing about Ayurveda is that its treatments always yield side benefits, not side effects.”
– Shubhra Krishnan

What are the precautions to be taken when taking the ayurvedic treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome?

There are no such bars, but you should:

  • Avoid frozen, spicy, oily, processed food.
  • Drink plenty of water; avoid soft drinks, alcohol, and smoking
  • Apply ghee/mustard oil on your lips and navel; it will keep your skin soft and activated internal organs of the body
  • Exercise often
  • Drink Green tea instead of coffee and normal tea