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Chronic Nephritis - Signs To Watch Out For!

Written and reviewed by
Dr. Deepak Sharma 90% (753 ratings)
FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, MD-Medcine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi  •  36 years experience
Chronic Nephritis - Signs To Watch Out For!

Acute nephritis does not seem like a nice thing to have, does it? Well, the truth is that, as expected, it really isn’t! It is, essentially, when the kidneys swell up. But what exactly causes acute nephritis? That answer is not all that simple! One of the most common causes of it, however, happens to be a reaction to a certain bacterial infection. When the body reacts, the parts of the kidney which are responsible for filtering the blood begin to get damaged.

What this finally means is that acute nephritis is what the person has to deal with?

There are also a few immunity related diseases which can also lead to nephritis. But how does a person know that it is time to pay a visit to the doctor in order to get some treatment for nephritis? There is a range of symptoms which can be looked out for so as to make sure that there is not a long delay between the onset of nephritis and the time it takes to get treated.

High blood pressure, when it occurs with drowsiness and itchiness of the skin is a good basis for concern. In addition to these signs, it can be said that even shortness of breath and pain in the abdomen should cause a person to look at when the doctor is free so as to book an appointment. While it is true that headaches occur in a variety of situations, what is also true is the fact that they occur when a person is dealing with nephritis.


So, what is to be done when a person has nephritis?

Well, there are different methods which are made use of in order to treat it. Chinese herbal medicine is one of these and is considered by many experts to be quite a comprehensive solution.

Steroids can be used, as an alternative treatment but the fact of the matter is that though it must be conceded that they are effective and provide quick relief, they have side effects. Also, for a great many of the people with nephritis, the side effects are scary are really not worthwhile! Immunotherapy, though, is a good solution as it works on the immune system to control the situation.

When chronic nephritis affects a person, there are changes which need to be made to the food that is eaten. So, food that is low in protein is what is required as the body cannot handle high protein food in such a state.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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