Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney disorder which is
1. Abnormal protein leak
2. Low levels of proteins in blood (due to protein
3. Increased levels of lipid
4. Swelling of body parts (called edema).
The term Nephrotic Syndrome is coined
from two words: Nephros (in Greek) meaning kidney
and Syndrome denoting a group of symptoms.
Nephrotic Syndrome is a set of symptoms
related to kidney dysfunction, and not a disease,
in and of itself. Nephrotic Syndrome is a disorder
characterized by loss of proteins in the urine.
In realism, Nephrotic Syndrome can be the first
sign of various diseases that damage the kidneys,
especially tiny blood-filtering units (glomeruli)
in the kidneys, where urine is formed. This causes
fall in the protein levels in the blood, and water
to move into body tissues, causing swelling and
bloating of body (edema/Oedema).
To know what is Nephrotic Syndrome, let us first
briefly understand the structure and function of
The kidneys are two bean-shaped
organs found in the lower back. They are about the
size of a fist. The kidneys are like body’s
filters, which remove impurities or wastes from
the blood via the urine and return the cleaned blood
back to the body. Each of these kidneys has millions
of units to filter blood called glomeruli. Glomeruli
are tiny blood vessels that form a meshwork in the
kidney through which blood is strained to filter
out excess water and waste products.
When the kidneys are working well,
they clean the blood and get rid of waste products,
excess salt, and water. When diseased, the kidneys
may get rid of things that the body needs to keep,
such as proteins and blood cells.
The normal architecture of the glomeruli
prevents a majority of protein from getting filtered
into the urine and this holds protein in the blood.
Protein help the blood soak up water from tissues.
But kidneys with damaged filters may let protein
leak into the urine. As a result, not enough protein
is left in the blood to soak up the water. The water
then moves from the blood into body tissues, producing
swelling. This swelling may be most noticeable around
the eyes, legs, hands, belly, etc.
Normally, a person loses less than
150 mg of protein in the urine in a 24-hour period.
However, patient of Nephrotic Syndrome will loose
more than 3.5 grams or more of protein during a
24-hour period, or 25 times the normal amount. As
body looses this vital protein in the urine, this
results in drop of protein in the blood called hypoproteinemia
or hypoalbuminemia, another cardinal feature of
Hypercholesterolemia (high blood
cholesterol) is common in Nephrotic Syndrome. In
addition to albumin, other important enzymes involved
in cholesterol metabolism, slip through the glomeruli,
which contribute to high blood cholesterol.
common is the condition…
About two in every 10,000 people experience Nephrotic
Syndrome. Nephrotic Syndrome can affect children
and adults of any age. In children it is more frequently
encountered between 2-5 years of age. The disease
is more common in males than their female counterparts.
The condition tends to be more common in families
with a history of allergies.
This notorious condition becomes
more distressing because of its chronic nature and
tendency for frequent relapse and recurrence.
treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome:
Homeopathy has a well-defined and promising role
to play in for the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome.
Experience based and evidence proven results indicate
that the homeopathic treatment can offer following
a. It can reduce the frequency of attacks of Nephrotic
b. It can reduce the duration of each episode of
c. It can reduce the attacks of frequent colds and
infections, which in turn helps a great deal towards
d. It can help in reducing the dependency on cortisone
Homeopathic treatment is very strongly suggested
in various stages of Nephrotic Syndrome.