Nephrotic Syndrome Symptoms

Conventional treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome is steroids and immunosuppressants, but they have a lot of side effects, and the disease gets relapse frequently. If you would like to try alternatives and get permanent treatment of the disease, systemic Chinese medicine will be a good choice for you. After a short period of treatment, edema will disappear completely, and proteinuria will turn negative.

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Infection in Belly from Nephrotic Syndrome

2014-05-29 02:03

Infection in Belly from Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is defined as the presence of proteinuria (>3.5 g/24h). Infection in belly is one of the common symptoms of this kidney disease. This kind of infection usually occurs in children. This article is to provide an introduction to the causes and treatments.


Low immune ability

As we all know, Nephrotic Syndrome is characterized by large amounts of protein loss in the urine. Except for the protein, many other substances such as immunoglobulins and complements, which are also the important parts of our immune defense system, start to reduce. At the same time, white blood cells together with some trace elements start to lose, resulting in a weak body. With low immune ability, Nephrotic Syndrome patients cannot prevent viruses and bacteria from invading their body. As a result, infection in belly occurs.

Side effects of medicines

During the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome, some immune agents like steroids and cytotoxic drugs are used, which will increase the risk of infection. Therefore, Nephrotic Syndrome patients easily get upper respiratory tract infection, intestinal infection, peritonitis, pleuritis, and subcutaneous soft tissue infection.

Most children will have problems only with swelling. However, a child with nephrotic syndrome can develop a serious infection in the belly. If your child has a fever or starts complaining of severe pain in the belly, you should call your doctor at once.


Firstly, in most cases, antibiotics are recommended for dealing with belly infection. Antibiotic indeed has a quick effect on belly infection, and can make the condition under control.

Secondly, patients with severe belly infection should have a good rest and avoid strong activities.

Thirdly, keep a healthy diet. Fresh vegetables and fruits are good, and greasy and spicy foods should be forbidden.

Finally, improving your body immune ability as well as kidney function is the key to manage belly infection.

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