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How to Overcome Proteinuria For Kidney Patients

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-18 13:31

How to Overcome Proteinuria For Kidney PatientsProteinuria, or foamy urine, is one common symptom of kidney disease. If left alone, proteinuria can increase the burden on kidney filtration system and cause further damage. Thereby, it is very necessary to overcome proteinuria actively for kidney patients.

Proteinuria and kidney filtration system

Kidney filters, known as glomeruli, are responsible for filtering out waste products, extra fluid and toxins and keeping useful nutritions in the body. Glomerular filtration membrane consists of three structures: glomerular epithelial cells, glomerular basement membrane and glomerular endothelial cells. The charge barrier is responsible for preventing protein leakage. However, when glomerular epithelial cells are damaged, kidney filters will fail to play their charge barrier function. Then, protein leaks from kidneys into urine and forms proteinuria.

How to overcome proteinuria?

Since proteinuria is more likely to indicate kidney damage, the treatment should be able to inhibit protein from leaking. Here, we have several suggestions that may be helpful for people with proteinuria.

1. Low-protein diet: Proteinuria requires patients to limit the intake of protein and relatively increase the intake of calorie. This can help reduce the burden on kidneys and supply enough energy for kidney patients.

2. Some medications: In clinic, many medications can help ease proteinuria. For example, ACEi and ARBs can not only lower high blood pressure but also help alleviate protein in urine, while steroids and immunosuppressants are often used to treat autoimmune disorders especially for patients with proteinuria. Try to find which one is useful for you.

3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: This therapy aims at fixing damaged glomerular epithelial cells and rebuilding kidney filter structure. Once glomerular epithelial cells can work normally, protein leakage will be stopped naturally. Meanwhile, patients’ GFR level increases.

From the above analysis, we can know proteinuria indeed can be treated naturally. If you still have something unclear, you can contact us directly.

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