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Nephritis refers to inflammation of kidneys, which affects either one or both of kidneys. There are different types of nephritis in clinic like interstitial nephritis, glomerulonephritis etc. This article gives an overview of nephritis about its symptoms, causes, remedies and diet.
Symptoms of nephritis
The kidneys can get affected to such an extent that fail to function normally. When the kidneys fail to get rid of the water from the body, retention of fluid in body can cause edema or swelling. The swelling is commonly seen in the hands, legs, feet and ankles. Other common symptoms of nephritis include:
* Presence of blood in the urine
* Foamy urine if there is leakage of protein in urine
* Increased or decreased frequency of urination
* Shortness of breath
Causes of nephritis
There is a variety of causes of nephritis.The most common causes of nephritis include:
1.Autoimmune disorder: It is a kidney disorder, in which the immune system attacks the kidney tissues by mistake, thus resulting in inflammation in kidneys.
2.Bacteria: One of the most common causes of infections and inflammation in children as well as adults is the streptococcus bacteria
3.Medications: Long-term use of certain medications, such as, pain killers, antibiotics etc can affect the kidneys.
4.Heredity factors: Some kind of nephritis is heredity and can run in a family like Alport Syndrome.
Remedies for nephritis
There is a variety of treatment options for nephritis. Steroids and antibiotics are most commonly used. If the patients respond to the treatments, the symptoms will disappear. However, if they can not respond to the medicines, they have to change to other treatment. Immunotherapy is an alternative treatment for nephritis. It can treat the disorder from its causes and control it completely.
Diet for nephritis
*Eliminate fried food from diet
*Cut down your intake of salt
*Avoid foods high in oxalic acid
*Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables
You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get a personalized diet plan based on your condition.
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