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Henoch Schonlein Nephritis And Chronic Nephrotic Syndrome

Henoch Schonlein Nephritis is caused by the primary Henoch Schonlein. This Kidney Disease may cause the symptoms of proteinuria, swelling and high cholesterol level etc. Over years, it may cause chronic nephrotic syndrome.

How does henoch schonlein nephritis cause chronic nephrotic syndrome?

Henoch schnolein nephritis is a kind of immune-related kidney disease. In normal conditions, kidneys help filter the blood throughout the body. Kidneys work to remove the useless products from the blood and keep the useful substances, such as protein and red blood cells stay in the blood. However, once you are diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis, the damaged kidney will mistake the protein from the blood, causing Proteinuria.

Proteinuria will cause the fluids in the blood flow into the tissues, leading to swellings. Also the protein loss will cause hypoproteinemia and high cholesterol level. When these symptoms show up together, your doctor may determine that you are developing chronic nephrotic syndrome.

Is there any suggested treatment?

Treatment for the people who suffer from purpura nephritis and chronic nephrotic syndrome, aims at both controlling syndrome symptoms and treating the primary cause.

For the primary cause of Henoch Schonlein Nephritis, Immunotherapy is suggested. As we know that purpura is a immune-related disease, the treatment should regard the underlying poor immune system as the target. Immunotherapy helps rebuild the damaged immune system and use the immune system to fight against henoch schonlein nephritis. This helps prevent the relapse of Purpura Nephritis.

As for the syndrome symptoms, Chinese Herbal Medicine and steroid therapy may be used. Chines herbal medicine helps alleviate the symptoms by improving kidney functions, which shows a permanent effects. And Steroid Therapy help control the aggravation in a short time, which shows a temporary but quick effects.

Besides treatments, a Healthy Living Style will also help a lot. You may read many suggestions of Diet and Exercise for Kidney Disease. However, I suggest the personal living style. This will be more specific to get a better kidney management.

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