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Why Facial Puffiness in Nephrotic Syndrome

Why Facial Puffiness in Nephrotic SyndromeIt is not difficult to find that many Nephrotic Syndrome patients have facial puffiness. Do you know why? After reading this article, you will find the answer.

-Fluid retention

With Nephrotic Syndrome, your kidneys become leaky so that protein which should be retained in the body leaks into urine, leading to massive proteinuria. And then plasma colloid osmotic pressure declines with the reduction of albumin in the blood. As a result, fluid in the blood flows to the tissue space, causing swelling. When fluid builds up in your face, facial puffiness occurs. In such case, you should take treatment to reduce protein leakage.

-Side effects of steroids and immunosuppressants

Steroids and immunosuppressants are the most common used drugs for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to block kidney inflammation and reduce protein leakage. But those medications usually have many side effects. For example, they can increase your appetite so as to make you gain weight. And then it is likely for you to have facial puffiness. Besides. They can make fat in your body accumulate in face and back, which can give rise to facial puffiness as well. If your facial puffiness is caused by steroids and immunosuppressants, when you stop the medications, it will disappear gradually. But as we all know, Nephrotic Syndrome can not be cured. What you can do is to stabilize it and reduce its damage to your kidneys. When you reduce the medications or stop the intake, it is likely for you to suffer from relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome. Therefore, you had better choose some natural treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome if you do not want to experience the side effects. In China, we often use 4M treatment (Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Foot Bath, Mai Kang Composition and various medicinal soup). This set of treatment can set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing and provide the damaged kidneys with essential nutrients to speed up kidney recovery. Besides, they can help you give up the use of steroids and immunosuppressant. Therefore, you can have a try.

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