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Swelling Appears Again After More Than 1 Year: Is It Nephrotic Syndrome

Question: My son has Nephrotic Syndrome. After more than 1 year, swelling or edema appears again. Is it Nephrotic Syndrome again? What will we do?

Swelling Appears Again After More Than 1 Year: Is It Nephrotic SyndromeAnswer: From what you said, it is very likely for your son’s Nephrotic Syndrome to come back.

What is Nephrotic Syndrome?

Nephrotic Syndrome is a collection of symptoms that indicate kidney damage. It includes albuminuria, hyperlipidemia, edema, and hypoalbuminia. Have you checked his urine? Is there protein in his urine?

Clinically if Nephrotic Syndrome does not get relapse for 3 years, it is clinical cure. If it does not get relapse for 5 years, it is complete cure. Your son’s Nephrotic Syndrome has been controlled well for over 1 year, but it is still not stabilized. Under some conditions, such as catching a cold or over fatigue, swelling, proteinuria and so on will come back. And then he has to restart the treatment to bring the disease under control.

Treatment to stabilize Nephrotic Syndrome

Conventional treatment is to use steroids and immunosuppressants to suppress renal inflammation and reduce proteinuria. For the swelling, diuretics can be used to flush out the excess fluid from body. These medications are helpful, but this is only stopgap measure.

If you want your child to get permanent control of the disease, it is necessary to repair kidney damage and promote renal function. In Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Toxin-Removing Treatment is often used. This is also known as Detoxification Therapy. It can eliminate wastes and extra fluid from body to keep internal environment clean. It can also improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so as to provide them with enough essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicine can be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery. Moreover, it can restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse.

After about one week’s treatment, swelling will disappear.

After about half month’s treatment, proteinuria will be reduced.

After about one month’s treatment, Nephrotic Syndrome will be under control.

With treatment going on, his disease will get permanent control.

All in all, your son’s disease is just onset, timely treatment can help him easily control Nephrotic Syndrome and prevent further kidney damage. For more information on Nephrotic Syndrome treatment, please leave a message below or 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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