Although stomach pain isn’t one typical symptom of Nephrotic Syndrome, some affected children and adults do have this complaint. For these patients with Nephrotic Syndrome, finding out the causes and treatments of stomach pain or abdominal pain can help prevent more severe complications.
Causes of stomach pain in Nephrotic Syndrome
Generally speaking, Nephrotic Syndrome is painless. For patients who have stomach pain, it is usually caused by either severe swelling or abdominal infections, while a large amount of protein leakage is usually the root cause.
With Nephrotic Syndrome, patients usually have obvious proteinuria that can lead to low plasma osmotic pressure. Then, a lot of fluid will leak from blood vessels into the body’s tissues. In mild cases, patients only find swelling in their lower back, arms, legs, feet, or face. However, in severe cases, patients may have ascites that can provoke stomach pain or abdominal pain.
Similarly, a heavy loss of protein makes patients at high risk of low immunity and infections. Most often, Nephrotic Syndrome patients need to seek medical attention if they have stomach pain. This is because this symptom may remind the onset of peritonitis.
Treatments of stomach pain in Nephrotic Syndrome
The best treatment should start with the underlying cause, so patients must firstly make clear whether their stomach pain is due to fluid retention or infections. After this, they can begin the following treatments. (If you haven’t found the answer, you can ask help from our online doctor for free.)
1. Limit the intake of fluid: It is quite necessary if patients’ stomach pain is caused by swelling, and it can help improve plasma osmotic pressure.
2. Supplement high-quality protein: High-quality protein can supplement the loss of protein, increase plasma osmotic pressure and reduce the burden on kidneys.
3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy: This therapy uses micro-Chinese medicine and place those medicine on lower back, so the effective ingredients of these medicines can reach kidney lesion directly and play their function. This therapy is able to repair damaged kidney cells, reduce the protein leakage in urine and regulate patients’ immunity. Therefore, it is one fundamental treatment for stomach pain due to Nephrotic Syndrome. Anything unclear, welcome to leave a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.