One of the most common problems associated with Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) is edema, which is when fluid collects in the body and lead to swelling of the tissues.
Periorbital edema refers to swelling of the tissues around the eyes due
to the build up and accumulation of fluids. Children with Nephrotic Syndrome
(NS) often experience this symptom. It can create discomfort. Therefore, it is
important to understand how it relates to the disease and how it is treated.
Periorbital edema in NS
Edema may occur by small blood vessels in the body leaking fluid. The
kidney's response to this condition is to retain fluid and sodium. In this case,
the small blood vessels get a message from the brain that there is extra water
in the body, which caused the blood vessels to release even more. The circle
starts and soon fluid becomes trapped in the body tissue, leading to occurrence
Kidney disease, particularly NS, is one cause of periorbital edema. In this
disease, kidney damage results in the much loss of protein from the blood out
into the urine (urine proteins).
The kidneys receives a message that the body's blood supply is lacking
volume, which triggers an attempt to retain salt to build more volume. As a
result, excessive fluid being stored in tissue, causing swelling. If this
happens around the eyes, periorbital edema will occur.
Treatment for periorbital edema in NS
The treatment is often a multi-step approach. Patients can take recommended
measures ab below to relieve this discomfort.
▪ Reduce the intake of salt in the daily diet.
▪ Medications like diuretics can help the body eliminate the extra water that
is being retained in the body.
▪ Adopt natural remedy to eliminate Urine Protein and other symptoms, repair
the damaged blood vessels, and restore the kidney function.