Herbal Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome
Facing the frequent relapses of Nephrotic Syndrome and ineffectiveness of the treatment, the nephrologists have paid much attention to medical herbs. The clinical practices prove that medical herbs are effective in the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome.
In the conventional therapies, the patients with Nephrotic Syndrome usually use steroids and cytotoxic agents. However, the patients'response towards cytotoxic drugs is high variable and not reliable predictable. Although they often have an improvement after a period of treatment, it is at high risk of relapsing. Moreover, every relapse can damage the renal function seriously. Therefore, to treat Nephrotic Syndrome from its underlying cause, medical herbs are recommended to the patients.
Nephrotic Syndrome has an underlying autoimmune pathogenesis. In some cases, the immune system is activated inappropriately in response to antigens that may not have potential to cause disease. These immune hypersensitivities are called allergies. When antibodies encounter and bind to antigens in the circulation, they may form very large complexes that have difficulty staying dissolved in the blood. These immune complexes will deposit in glomeruli through blood circulation. As a result, the body will mount an inflammation to remove the immune complexes, which can impair the function of glomeruli thus causing Nephrotic Syndrome.
From the pathogenesis of Nephrotic Syndrome, clearing up immune complexes and restoring the impaired glomeruli is the key to treat the disease.
On one hand, the medical herbs can degrade immune complexes and make them dissolve in blood. Also, the herbs can dilate blood vessels and improve the renal ischemia and anoxia. Afterwards, the dissolved immune complexes will be excreted out of body through systemic circulation. Ultimately, the inducement of kidney inflammation is eliminated.
On the other hand, the medical herbs can provide some micronutrients for restoring the impaired glomeruli so as to improve the self-repairing of the impaired glomeruli. Moreover, the herbs can correct the abnormal immunity and correct the abnormal immunity. In this way, the medical herbs can improve the self-clearance ability of the body.
Medical herbs aim at relieving symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome from its underlying causes. Therefore, the patients can get a fundamental recovery without relapses.