A person with Nephrotic Syndrome is susceptible to infection. Decades ago when antibiotics are not available, they were the leading cause of death in children with NS. Common types include pneumococcal infections, particularly peritonitis. Then why do people with the disease is more prone to infection?
In general, there are mainly 4 causes:
1. Weaker humoral immune function;
2. Weaker cellular immune function and complement system;
3. Protein malnutrition, edema induced local circulatory obstruction;
4. Application of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs for long time.
In this case, patients are very protein to infection like a primary skin
infection, respiratory tract infections, or even induced sepsis.
Moreover, infection may also lead to the relapse and aggravation of NS. So,
it is essential for patients to take effective precautions through following the
steps as below:
● Avoid any inducement.
Patients should protect themselves from being affected by a cold and
over-strain work. It is advised for them to not go to the public places. For
persons with symptoms like swelling, they should protect their skin and avoid
injury or trauma.
● Strengthen the immune ability of the body.
Low-impact exercises like walking, jogging, golfing and so on are suitable
for patients with NS. They can improve their own immunity with regular
exercises. Besides, they can take some medicines under the doctor's
● Increase the intake of protein in daily diet.
For people with normal kidney function, patient can have a high quality
protein diet through eating foods, such as lean meat, fish, eggs, etc.
We hope that the above suggestions can be helpful to you. If there is still
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