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Why Do People with Nephrotic Syndrome Vomit

2013-10-26 17:14

Nephrotic syndrome refers to a disorder with inflammation and structural change of glomeruli.Heavy protein in urine, swelling, hyperlipidemia and hypoproteinemia are the four typical signs of nephrotic syndrome.In addition,some patients with nephrotic syndrome may suffer from vomiting.Why do people with nephrotic syndrome vomit?

Causes of vomiting in nephrotic syndrome

There is a variety of diseases and conditions which can contribute to vomiting in nephrotic syndrome.The detailed causes will be explained in the below content.

Electrolyte imbalance

One of important kidney functions is to keep the balance of different types of minerals in body by removing extra minerals like sodium,potassium etc from body.However,if the kidneys are impaired,they fail to balance the electrolyte balance. Electrolyte imbalance can cause vomiting in Nephrotic Syndrome.


Edema is one of typical signs of nephrotic syndrome.In serious case,fluid can build up in gastrointestinal tract. It also can make the patients with nephrotic syndrome vomit.

How to relieve vomiting in this case?Email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  for some suggestions.

Waste products

As renal function declines,metabolic waste products and toxins can not be eliminated from body adequately.The waste products in intestinal tract can irritate mucosa,thus giving rise to vomiting in nephrotic syndrome.

Side effects of some medications

A number types of medications will be prescribed to treat nephrotic syndrome.Steroids and immunosuppressive drugs are the most commonly used medications for the disease.Vomiting can be a side effect of certain kinds of medications.

How to deal with vomiting in nephrotic syndrome?

In serious case,medications will be taken to control vomiting in nephrotic syndrome. It can make the patients feel better.

Moreover,it is important for the patients to figure out the specific causes and then have right treatment to control the condition.

As the underlying cause of vomiting in nephrotic syndrome is reduced renal function, the patients should have a treatment to restore the impaired kidney structure to improve renal function. Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy is an effective treatment for the patients.

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