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Nephrotic Syndrome and Headache: Causes and Treatment

Nephrotic Syndrome and Headache: Causes and TreatmentNephrotic Syndrome is a kidney disease characterized by edema, proteinuria, hyperlipemia and hypoproteinemia. With Nephrotic Syndrome, there are also other symptoms, such as headache. What causes headache for Nephrotic Syndrome patients? And how to deal with headache caused by Nephrotic Syndrome?

The causes of headache are various. There list some of them in the following.


The damaged kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin to produce red blood cells and the accumulated waste also affects the life span of red blood cells, resulting in anemia. When there are not enough red blood cells to transport oxygen to your brain, you will have headache.

Solution: Medications such as EPO and iron supplement are helpful in alleviating anemia.

-High blood pressure

High blood pressure may result from the severe edema and kidney function impairment. It can make the nerve tension so as to cause headache.

Solution: Medications such as ACE inhibitors, ARBs, diuretics, Calcium Channel Blocker and so on are often used to lower blood pressure.

-Low immunity

Due to the long-term use of immunosuppressants, immune system becomes low, as a result, cold, infection and fever attack you easily. Headache is a symptom of these aliments.

Solution: You can improve your immunity by eating food high in vitamins and doing exercise regularly.

-Side effects of medications

Headache may a side effect of medications you often eat, such as steroids, anti-hypertensive drugs, etc.

Solution: You should talk with your doctor to change the medication to some natural remedies.

-Not enough sleep

Sometimes Nephrotic Syndrome patients can not have a good sleep during night due to the accumulated waste and restless leg syndrome. It can also lead to headache.

Solution: You should have a good rest.

Besides suiting the remedy to the case, massage and acupuncture can help you ease the pain. Because some of the painkillers have renal toxicity, you had better avoid them. From the above, we can see that the common cause is kidney function impairment, so we should try to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. Only in this way can you get rid of all the symptoms.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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