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Why Do People with Nephrotic Syndrome Gain A Lot of Weight

Why Do People with Nephrotic Syndrome Gain A Lot of WeightWeight gain is a common problem of Nephrotic Syndrome patients. Do you know why people with Nephrotic Syndrome gain a lot of weight? There are usually two causes.

One is water retention.

Nephrotic Syndrome is characterized by massive proteinuria. When a lot of protein leaks into the urine, protein in plasma reduces, leading to the decrease of plasma colloid osmotic pressure. Under the pressure, fluid flows to the tissue space. As a result, they can not be filtered out of body. When there is excessive fluid in your body, your weight gains.

In this case, your weight returns to the normal when swelling disappears. Diuretics and steroid can help you relieve edema.

The other is the side effect of steroid treatment.

Steroid may be the most common used medications for Nephrotic Syndrome. It can ease the inflammatory reaction in the kidneys and decrease the permeability of capillaries so as to reduce proteinuria. But this kind of medicine has many side effects, one of which is weight gain.

In this case, the fat does not disappear until you stop the medicine. But do not stop it without the instruction of doctor, because it may cause relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome. Besides, you can use some natural treatment instead to treat Nephrotic Syndrome, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It can expand blood vessels and block blood clotting to increase blood flow into the damaged kidneys so as to improve ischemia and anoxia. It can also decompose immune complexes in the kidneys to alleviate kidney inflammation. Moreover, it can degrade extracellular matrix to stop kidney fibrosis.

Weigh gain increase your risk of developing health problems, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, stroke, etc. Therefore, importance should be attached. If you would like to know more information about Nephrotic Syndrome, please contact online doctor.

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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