Causes of Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephrotic Syndrome is a disease of the kidney in which too much protein is lost in your urine. Nephrotic Syndrome is mainly caused by damage to a bunch of tiny blood vessels in the kidney (called glomeruli).
These bunch of blood vessels act as a filter to separate useful products and throw out what is unnecessary into urine. Normally, these blood vessels retain proteins. However, when damaged, they allow too much blood protein (more than 25 times the normal amount!) to leave the body via urine. This results in Nephrotic Syndrome. There are a number of reasons why these blood vessels get damaged to cause Nephrotic Syndrome.
What are the causes of Nephrotic Syndrome?
- Nephrotic Syndrome may be caused due to a condition primarily affecting the kidney. These are:
Conditions like Minimal Change Disease, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Membranous Nephropathy can affect the kidney. They may cause thickening of the membranes inside the bunch of blood vessels or scarring or deposition of certain substances. All these causes prevent the kidney from filtering the urine properly.
- There may be certain other diseases which primarily affect the body and also later affect the blood vessels of the kidney. These diseases may be:
Diabetes – Excess blood sugars can damage your eyes, nerves, heart and kidneys. Kidney damage due to diabetes goes on to damage the blood vessels of the kidneys, the glomeruli.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) – This is a long term disease in which there is inflammation in many organs of the body, including the kidneys.
Amyloidosis – This is a rare condition in which certain proteins called amyloid get accumulated in various organs like the kidneys, gradually damaging the kidney’s filtering system.
Pre-Eclampsia – This is a condition which affects pregnant mothers and may be one of the causes of nephrotic syndrome.
Troubles in Blood Circulation – Certain types of heart failures can lead to a complication of nephrotic syndrome. A vein of the kidney can develop a blood clot which can go on to cause Nephrotic syndrome.
Infections, Allergies or Medications – Certain infections like HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or Malaria and certain medications like NSAIDs (specific painkillers) or certain anti-biotics like penicillin can damage the kidney to cause nephrotic syndrome. Allergic responses to insect bites, bee stings or poison ivy can also damage the kidneys.
Thus, the causes of nephrotic syndrome vary from a kidney disease that you were born with; to a cancer; to something that may develop after a sudden bee sting. If you have been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, your doctor will advise you further tests to find out the cause of nephrotic syndrome. This will determine how severe your condition is and what can be expected after the treatment.
Homoeopathic treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome aims to enhance your immunity and correct the functioning of your kidneys. Dr Rajesh Shah’s homoeopathic treatment at Lifeforce has been found to be very effective for Nephrotic Syndrome. To know more about how Dr Shah’s Homoeopathic treatment can help you or a loved one, get in touch with us today.
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