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Stomach Problems With Nephrotic Syndrome

Stomach Problems With Nephrotic SyndromePatients with nephritic syndrome may have stomach problems, such as nausea, vomiting, stomachache, diarrhea, etc, which can take terrible influence to their life quality. And it is necessary for patients who are dealing with this condition to have a better understanding about this aspect.

Thereby, why patients have stomach problems?

Kidney damage can cause disorder in many systems of patients’ body, and the stomach problems may be caused by several reasons.

Edema in stomach

As we know, patients with nephrotic syndrome always have large amount of protein loss, which can cause edema to patients. While for some patients who have severe edema, they can have swelling in their stomach and intestines, which can cause patients to have dysfunction in their digestive system. And that can cause patients to have stomach problem.

The accumulation of urea in blood

The accumulation of urea in blood is a common cause of stomach problems in patients with nephrotic syndrome. Kidney has the function of excreting the unuseful substances out of blood, and urea is the metabolic product of protein, and its level in blood changes in a stable range. While for patients with severe kidney damage, their kidneys can not complete their work normally, so the urea will accumulate gradually.

While if the urea level in blood is too high, it can stimulate the bacteria in gastrointestinal tracts to excrete urease, which can decompose the urine and produce ammonia. Ammonia has strong irritation to stomach and intestines, and it may even cause anabrosis.

The accumulation of toxins in blood

Another cause of stomach problems in patients with nephrotic syndrome is the accumulated toxins in their blood. As the decrease of kidney function, toxins like creatinine, guanidines, phenols, uric acid, etc, will accumulate in blood, and that can also cause stomach problems.

These are some common causes of stomach problems in patients with nephrotic syndrome, and there may be other reasons that can also cause stomach problem. While different patients have different conditions, and they may should take different measures to cope with their situation. And if you need help, you can also consult our online experts, and we are willing to help you.

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