Nephrotic Syndrome results from a problem with the kidneys' filters - glomeruli. Glomeruli are tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that remove waste products and extra water and allow the blood to retain cells and proteins the body needs. In NS, damaged glomeruli allow 3 grams or more of protein to leak into the urine when measured over a 24-hour period. In addition to proteinuria, hyperlipidemia is another feature of this disease. Then, how to treat this condition naturally?
Hyperlipidemia is defined as a condition in which there is a large quantity
of lipids in the blood stream of the human body. Lipids include cholesterol,
triglycerides and phospholipids, and they move in the blood as part of bigger
structure of molecules, known as lipoproteins. A proper level of lipids in the
blood is necessary, but too much higher levels will influence the metabolic
processes of the body by preventing proper blood flow.
Hyperlipidemia may causes no symptoms that are directly associated to it. In
general, it manifests into a disease like heart attack or stroke. Certain
physical appearance changes might suggest this problem:
1. The face may develop inflammations near the eyes, around the tendons like
the Achillies, knee, or elbow tendons.
2. There might also be pimple-like formation in some parts of the skin.
3. In severe cases, inflammation in the pancreas, known as pancreatitis can
What are natural treatment for hyperlipidemia in NS?
NS cause an increased hepatic lipoprotein synthesis which can lead to high
levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. Patient may be found to have lipids in
the urine, seen as oval fat bodies on microscopic urinalysis.
Natural treatments for this problem in NS include as below:
▪ Regular exercise, such as walking is one of the most effective and
practical ways. Aerobic exercise done 3 days a week can significantly reduce the
levels of triglyceride and cholesterol so as to decrease the risk of coronary
▪ Have a low-fat and high fiber content like leafy vegetables diet. Avoid add
animal products in the diet.
▪ Quit smoking and drinking alcohol.