Treatment | Nephrotic syndrome


In the causal therapy, glucocorticoids or stronger acting drugs are usually used. They inhibit inflammatory processes and are thus intended to prevent further damage to the kidney as far as possible. If the symptom is high blood pressure, antihypertensive drugs such as ACE inhibitors or Sartane are used.

If water excretion is greatly reduced or if there are water accumulations in the body, diuretics can be taken to promote water excretion and flush the water out of the body. Statins are used for therapy in hypercholesterolemia. In the case of nephrotic syndrome, thrombosis prophylaxis in the form of oral anticoagulants (anticoagulants) is often also important.

In this case, heparin should not be given, as its effect is based on the activation of antithrombin III and would therefore be ineffective in the case of the existing deficiency. Cortisone belongs to the group of glucocorticoids. These are particularly responsible for the inhibition of inflammatory processes in the body.

If the cause of the nephrotic syndrome is therefore a disease that involves inflammation, cortisone can be used for therapy. Homeopathy is based on the fact that an effective or even toxic substance is extremely strongly diluted. Through various dilution methods only the desired effect should remain.

However, this idea contradicts the current state of science and the effect of the individual substances could not be proven. Therefore an exclusive homeopathic therapy should never be carried out. However, since homeopathy does bring about improvement with some patents, it can be performed by a physician in addition to medical therapy.

Homeopathy is mostly used to treat the nephrotic syndrome if the cause is an autoimmune disease. In the case of nephrotic syndrome, there are a few things to consider regarding diet. Firstly, not too much protein should be eaten.

Since the pores of the filter in the kidney are enlarged, more protein is excreted. However, these can also get stuck and block the further course of the kidney‘s drainage system. This can lead to further damage to the kidney.

However, enough protein should still be eaten in order to avoid pronounced malnutrition. A protein intake of approximately 1.4g protein per kg body weight per day is recommended. On the other hand, not so much salt should be excluded from the diet. This binds more water in the body and thus promotes water retention and high blood pressure. Therefore, only 6g of table salt should be taken in through food and drinks.