What factors can lead to edema in Nephrotic Syndrome(NS)? Edema is a common symptom in nephrotic syndrome. If edema does not get well controlled, it will worsen patients’ medical conditions. Therefore, having a good knowledge of causes for swelling can prevent and treat edema. Well then, what are causes of edema in NS? If you have any question please ask our ONLINE DOCTOR for free.
There are some main reasons of edema in Nephrotic Syndrome:
1. The imbalance of glomerular and kidney tubules
The parenchyma of kidney is composed with nephrons, and nephrons is composed with glomerular and kidney tubule. In normal case, salt, fluid and other substances filtered by glomerular will be reabsorbed by kidney tubules so as to keep dynamic balance between water and electrolytes.
In NS, since the permeability of glomerular basement membrane increases, massive protein will leak out from urine. In this condition, the concentration of plasma protein will decline and plasma osmotic pressure also decreases.
3. Endocrine problems
Endocrine function problem such as increased aldosterone and estrogen, is a common complication in kidney disease. This can also lead to retention of water and sodium, leading to edema or even worsen swelling in nephrotic syndrome.
Once you are diagnosed with NS, you should accept treatment in standard hospital. For the treatment of NS, Chinese herbal medicines are most effective. The herbs have function of repairing damaged kidney cells and restoring renal function.
Of course, you can take immunotherapy, which consists of six steps like immune diagnosis, immune clearance, immune blocking, immune tolerance, immune adjustment and immune protection. Each step has its purpose. It is good for Nephrotic Syndrome patients.
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