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Matters Need Attention after Pregnancy in Chronic Nephritis

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-06-28 16:00

Matters Need Attention after Pregnancy in Chronic NephritisAfter the patients with chronic nephritis get pregnant,they will have some physiological changes.There are some matters needing attention after pregnancy in chronic nephritis.

Physiological changes in pregnant women

1.Renal blood flow increases than normal, which can cause strain on kidneys.

2.Progestational hormone can make renal calyx, renal pelvis and ureter expand, thus increasing the risk of infections.

3.Womb becomes bigger than before and it can oppress renal vein, thus leading to physiological proteinuria.

The above factors can make the patients with chronic nephritis susceptible to some diseases, such as pyelonephritis, acute renal failure, and pregnancy-hypertension syndrome etc. Therefore, it is more difficult for a woman with chronic nephritis to have a successful pregnancy than the healthy. The following are some matters needing the patients’ attention.

Point 1

Pregnant women with Chronic Nephritis should keep a balanced diet to keep both mother and baby healthy.Enough vitamin supplement can make improve immunity to reduce the risk of infections. Meanwhile, enough calorie supplement and proper amount of protein intake are important to meet their nutritious requirement. If the pregnant woman has swelling and high blood pressure, it is important to find out the causes firstly. If it is associated with excess salt intake, she should limit salt consumption. If the swelling is due to hypoproteinemia, she should increase the supplement of high-quality protein and essential amino acid. They should be cautious in selecting high blood pressure medicines and choose those have no effects on the renal blood flow and fetus. As the condition varies from individual to individual, the diet should also be different. You can consult us to get a personalized dietary regime on your condition.

Point 2

As some medicines can affect the fetus’ development and growth, the pregnant women should go to see a doctor immediately once they have any abnormal conditions. Under the doctor’s guidance, the pregnant women should use those medicines which are safe to the fetus. They should never use OTC medicines without consulting a doctor.

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