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How Can I Reduce Facial Swelling From Nephrotic Syndrome

2015-09-09 17:18

How Can I Reduce Facial Swelling From Nephrotic SyndromeHow can I reduce facial swelling from Nephrotic Syndrome (NS)? Obvious swelling is the most typical symptom in Nephrotic Syndrome. Well then, what is the treatment for facial swelling from NS?

1. What are causes of facial swelling in Nephrotic Syndrome?

Much protein leak from the body so proteinuria results in reduced plasma colloid osmotic pressure. Thus, the fluid in the blood vessels will move into the space tissues, thus leading to edema. Swelling can occur on the face, eyelids, necks and then spread to the whole body.

Due to kidney damage, the glomeruli cannot filter excess sodium. Besides, due to disordered secretion of hormones, the reabsorption of sodium by kidney tubules increases, so the sodium level elevates. In this condition, water-sodium retention can lead to facial swelling.

2. What is the treatment for facial swelling from nephrotic syndrome?


Diuretics, ACEI and ARBs can be used to reduce proteinuria so as to relieve facial swelling.

Limit fluid and sodium intake

This helps reduce fluid and sodium retention, which is beneficial for alleviating facial swelling.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is an external application and works an the kidney area. The Chinese herbs are micronized and can come to kidney lesion directly with the help of osmosis devices. The effective ingredients can improve blood circulation and enhance the kidney’s self-healing ability. Thus, GFR can be increased. Then kidney function can be improved and function well to keep water and electrolyte balance. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is the radical way for facial swelling from Nephrotic Syndrome.

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