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Headache in Nephrotic Syndrome

Headache in Nephrotic SyndromeMany Nephrotic Syndrome patients complain that they have horrific, intense headaches. What causes headache for Nephrotic Syndrome patients? And how to relieve headache for Nephrotic Syndrome patients? In this article, you will find the answer. If you have any other question, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

Causes of headache in Nephrotic Syndrome

-Side effects of drugs

In order to control the symptoms you have, you may have to take various medicines, such as prednisone, cytoxan, cellcept and some other steroids and immunosuppressants. They have many side effects, one of which is severe headache.

-High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common complication of kidney disease. It may stimulate your nerves so as to cause headache.


When you have severe swelling, your doctor may prescribe diuretics. This kind of medicine can increase urine output so as to reduce swelling. If you do not use it properly, it is likely for you to have dehydration. It is also a headache cause.

Anemia, alcohol, particularly red wine, lack of sleep, flu and so on are all common causes of headache for Nephrotic Syndrome patients.

Treatment for headache in Nephrotic Syndrome

-When you have headache, you should talk with your doctor to find the causes of your headache and then suit the remedy to the case.

-Some patients take painkillers such as ibuprofen when they have headache. This kind of medications have renal toxicity. Therefore, you had better take it under the instruction of your doctor.

-Massage, acupuncture and moxibustion can promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis. They also aid in alleviating pain.

-When you treat Nephrotic Syndrome, natural treatment is recommended. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Mai Kang Composition and decoction are a set of treatment which is proved effective in treating kidney disease. They can help you repair the damaged kidneys and restore kidney function. They can also make your whole body harmonious and balanced so as to reduce the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome.

Headache is just a symptom of Nephrotic Syndrome. If you have such a symptom, you can leave a message below. Our doctors will email you some personalized suggestions.

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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