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Can Herbs Treat Infection in Nephritis


2013-05-15 15:27

Can Herbs Treat Infection in NephritisNephritis is an immunologically mediated disorder featured with inflammation of kidney tissues.Infection like flu, sore throat etc often occurs among the patients.Can herbs treat infection in nephritis effectively?

Causes of infection in nephritis

Immune system is a powerful protective system and can protect body against foreign harmful substances.However,in Nephritis,the immune system fails to perform normally,but attacks the healthy kidney cells by mistake.The abnormal activity of immune system can cause the inflammation of kidney tissues,resulting in progressive renal function deterioration.

Immunosuppressive agents are often used to treat nephritis.The drugs can suppress the abnormal immune response to control the disease.However, the drugs also can affect the normal immune system and make the patients become prone to infection.

Can herbs treat infection in nephritis?

Infection is usually treated with antibiotics, which may need to take for several weeks.After the bacteria is clearly identified,the patients should switch the antibiotic to one that more effectively targets the bacteria.

However,if the patients with nephritis have reduced renal function,they should be careful in selecting antibiotics as some antibiotics can be nephrotoxic.

The following herbs can help relieve infection in nephritis.

Cranberry:Cranberry can interfere with bacterial adherence to bladder lining,thus preventing infection.But it may lead to side effects including gastrointestinal upset.

Berberine: It is an antimicrobial plant chemical present in herbs such as goldenseal, barberry and coptis.

Cinnamon:Cinnamon has medical effects to its essential oil which is antimicrobial.

The above are common herbs to control infection.However,it is necessary for the patients to consult a doctor before using them.

As mentioned above,high incidence of infection in nephritis is due to long-term use of immunosuppressive agents.Therefore,the key goal of treatment is to seek for an alternative treatment.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a plant-based therapy for nephritis and is free of side effects on body completely. It can treat nephritis from the underlying causes and bring about a remarkable improvement.You can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  to get more detailed information.



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