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Best Homeopathic Remedies for Nephrotic Syndrome – A Supportive Role

Nephrotic syndrome is an indicator that the kidneys are not working well. Homeopathic treatment for nephrotic syndrome helps in managing nephrotic syndrome symptomatically. In mild cases of nephrotic syndrome, homeopathic medicines can be used in isolation, yielding excellent results. However, in severe cases of nephrotic syndrome, homeopathic medicines can be used in addition to conventional medicines to reduce further kidney damage and to offer symptomatic relief.

What is Nephrotic Syndrome?

Nephrotic syndrome has three characteristic features – the passage of large amounts of proteins in the urine, low protein in the blood, and edema. Kidneys are vital organs that help to filter blood and eliminate the waste products of metabolism and extra fluid from the blood. Kidneys contribute in maintaining acid base balance, regulating electrolyte levels, and extracellular fluid volume. The nephron is the functioning unit in the kidney. The first part of the nephron is glomerulus. The glomerulus has a network of capillaries involved in the first stage to filter the blood and urine formation. Any damage to this capillary tuft leads to excessive passage of protein from the blood into the urine. This results in the building up of fluid in the tissue leading to swelling. When protein levels in the blood decrease, it results in fluid collection around the heart, lungs or the abdominal cavity.

Causes of Nephrotic Syndrome

Varying causes lead to nephrotic syndrome. The major cause of nephrotic syndrome in children is the minimal change disease. Membranous glomerulonephritis, or an inflammed glomerulus, and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or the presence of tissue scars in the glomeruli, also causes nephrotic syndrome. Other reasons include sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, diabetic kidney disease, SLE, vasculitis and certain medications like NSAID’S. Other than these, hepatitis B and HIV are risk factors for nephrotic syndrome.

Signs and Symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome

The most prominent symptoms of nephrotic syndrome are swelling in the feet and puffiness around the eyes. There is foamy urine along with proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and hyperlipidemia. Other features include fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight gain. Because of hypoalbuminemia, other findings may be pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, ascites or general anasarca.

Homeopathic Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome

Medicines that work well in the homeopathic treatment for nephrotic syndrome are Apis Mellifica, Apocynum Cannabinum, Arsenic Album, and Terebinthina. Homeopathic medicines should be taken under the guidance of a well-qualified doctor, and self-medication should be avoide

1. Apis Mellifica – A Well Indicated Homeopathic Medicine for Nephrotic Syndrome

Apis Mellifica is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for nephrotic syndrome. The symptoms for using Apis Mellifica are puffiness under the eyes and swelling of the feet. The swelling in the feet may worsen on walking. The feet feel tight and tense with swelling. Edematous swelling may also occur on the face. There is burning or heat in the face along with swelling. The urine is frothy or milky in appearance. Fetid odor in urine is also noted and there is a frequent urge to pass urine. Albuminuria and pain around the kidney are also present. Another characteristic feature is the absence of thirst.

2. Apocynum Cannabinum – A Homeopathic Medicine for Nephrotic Syndrome with Ascites, Hydrothorax, and Anasarca.

Apocynum Cannabinum is yet another very effective homeopathic medicine for nephrotic syndrome. Use of Apocynum is considered when there is dropsy accompanied by a great thirst for water. It works well for ascites, hydrothorax, and anasarca. An important accompanying feature is the diminished frequency of the pulse. There is less urine than usual, and it is turbid and hot. Nausea, excessive vomiting, and drowsiness are other features.

3. Arsenic Album – A Homeopathic Medicine for Nephrotic Syndrome Accompanied by Extreme Weakness

Arsenic Album is another homeopathic medicine for nephrotic syndrome. For using Arsenic Album, the indication is edematous swelling mainly on the face and abdomen. There is ascites along with a hard and bloated stomach. Urine is turbid and may burn while passing. Another accompanying symptom is an extreme lack of strength, weakness, and fatigue from the slightest exertion. The patient may also faint due to the weakness. Another major feature is a lot of anxiety and restlessness. These complaints are accompanied by a thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals.

4. Terebinthina – Important Remedy indicated in the Initial Stages of Homeopathic Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome. 

Terebinthina is another important homeopathic medicine for nephrotic syndrome. It works well for acute albuminuria in the early stages. Urine is rich in albuminuria and is cloudy and smoky. Tenesmus of bladder, scanty urine or suppression of urine are other features. There may be ascites consequent to albuminuria. There is a burning, drawing pain around the kidney. Drowsiness is another prominent feature.

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Comments

  1. Age: 4y11m
    Weight:16.7kg
    Medication:Omnacortil syrup 15mg /5ml

    History:
    *Sep 1, 2020*
    RE Urine:4+, PCR-13
    Medicine: Omnocortil15mg/5ml
    2 months-8.5ml
    1.5 months -6.5 ml alternate days
    Treatment ended(Dec 14)

    *Relapse(Feb 8),2021*

    Albumin-3+
    2 weeks- 10ml daily
    2.5 months- 6.5 ml alternate day
    1 month – 5.5 ml alternate day
    *June 12, 2021 Albumin 2+*
    5.5ml daily
    1 month 5.5 ml alternate day
    1.5 months – 4ml alternate day
    *Aug 23, 2021 albumin- 1+*
    4 ml alternate day for 2 weeks
    *September 6,2021 Albumin 3+*
    10ml 2 weeks daily
    *September 21,2021*
    8.5 ml alternate day
    Levamisole 50 mg(40mg ) alternate day for 1 month
    *October 21,2021 : Albumin 2+*
    8.5 ml daily for a week
    *October 28,2021 : Albumin 3+*
    11 ml daily for a week

  2. Pankaj says:

    I have protein+1 in urine how can I remove it

  3. Hi Dr Sharma
    I am diabetic as well as hypertensive 67 years of age male recently I noticed scents urine frothy turbid with yelloish to dark yelloish color I am medium built taking the following allopathic medications for BP metoprolol 25 mg BD, losarten 25 mg OD placid 75 mg OD and Atorvastatin 80 mg for cholesterol I had two angioplasties . For my diabetes I am taking Metformin 500 BD
    Please help me to get some homeopathic medications for my conditions.
    Thank you

  4. Abinaya Rajasekaran says:

    Hi ! My brother who is in his 9th ste, has Nephrosis for past two years. He was under allopathy medication. We changed to homeopathy and continued course of medicine for one and half month. Now due to severe fluid retention and increased pottasium in lipid profiles he is admitted in hospital. What can be done ? Please help me with this

  5. Yatender Singh says:

    Hello

  6. Dr Sharma i have been seen your profile Homeopathic Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment my tow children’s has been death in the same case Nephrotic Syndrome Now a next Bibi are nephrotic( age 14month ) wt 9kg proteins out of urine +111 please would you helps me any medicine my i will be thanks of you

  7. Priyanka goyal says:

    I also a becoming homoeopathic physician (4th year)I want to learn from u ,ur site is very helpful thanks for this great teaching

  8. Found swelling on my feet from 8 may 2020 and my S.Createnine 0.51 and found Protein 2+ in urine what should I do.It is curable .I am 27 and body wt 61kg my mob 9304280215

  9. Magdalena Boteva says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma, my daughter 4yr was diagnosed with NS in January 2020. We started with steroids, first 6 weeks on high dose, then decreased the dose and every other day. Sudently,without a reason she relapsed just before next tapering. She took again the high dose till the urine showed 3 days negative. We started again every other day and in few days she started showing symptoms of UTI. We test the urine but didn’t show bacteria and she spills againg protein 2+. Is it possible to combine homeopathic treatmeny with steroids. We can’t stop the steroids suddenly?
    Thank you!

  10. hello, I have been diagnosed for minimal change kidney proteinuria over a year, I was on high dues steroid prednisone 60ml/d now I’m on low doses 2ml/d, prednisone is very strong and to much-said effect. can homeopathic medicine help me, thank you

  11. Nahed Elgazzar says:

    Hi, my son is suffering from nephrotic syndrome when he was 2.5 years. He was cortisone resistant and received indoxan and after that he was frequent relapser.
    Now he has 18 years old and still have a relapse and received Tacrolimus since few days, but suffering from severe diarrhea.
    Creatinine level is 0.8 mg/dl
    Pleae your advice. Thanks

  12. G. S. Sodhi says:

    Urine contains foam and burning too is there,since past over one year. Age 67 years. Creatinine level varies from 1.20 to 1.93. Taking one tablet of RENOSAVE daily.

  13. CHAVALI SSSY CHYNULU says:

    Good Moring Sir,

    My both the sons have been suffering from Nephrotic syndrome since their childhood. Presently elder son is relapsed. Last year and this year also Renal Biopsy done. Result is minimal change only. But urinary proteins are not getting controlled and fluids are getting accumulated in the body and hence swelling in legs is also appearing. Please advise accordingly…

    Thanks and regards,

    CHAVALI SSSY CHYNULU
    9885177764 or
    9959536548

  14. Hello, I have minimal change disease and am trying to not get on any meds. I am spilling close to 3g. How many pellets of Apis Mellifica do I need to take?

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