A 6-years-old cute little girl Miss. R. D. (Patient Identification Number - 29116) visited Life Force Pune paud branch on 28th June 2016 with her parents. She was suffering from the complaints of nephrotic syndrome. She had the first episode before 2 years and the second was in April 2016. The episode used to start with swelling on the face, swelling around the eyes, and severe cough and cold. Both these episodes were managed by oral steroid courses. During these episodes, the urine reports would indicate 4+ proteins. Within a few days after starting the steroid course, the urine protein would come to trace. From June 2016, she again suffered protein loss in her urine and the urine report indicated 2+ protein loss. There were no symptoms of any swelling. This time her parents decided to resort to the gentle healing of homeopathy for a permanent solution.
The patient had an associated complaint of ADHD since birth. It used to be mild in intensity, but she was very hyperactive, restless, and talkative.
She had excessive appetite. There was marked craving for sweets. She used to perspire more on the forehead and face.
She was studying in senior kindergarten. Her father was an IT engineer and working in an IT Company. Her mother was a homemaker. She had no siblings.
Her father was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and mother had allergic rhinitis and IBS. Her paternal grandfather and grandmother was suffering from diabetes. Her maternal grandfather and grandmother were suffering from thyroid disorder.
She was hyperactive and talkative by nature. She was an extrovert, who easily mixed up with the people. She was very stubborn.
Her case details were studied by Dr. Shah, and she was prescribed Calcarea Phosphoricum 30c and some research based medicines for nephrotic syndrome.
She reported after 1.5 months on 24th July 2016 with no complaints. Her relief from hyperactivity was also better.
Her parents gave feedback after 2 months on 18th October 2016. She had suffered from a relapse a few days back but the intensity of attack is very less and protein leak in urine was in traces.
Her mother reported over the phone on 17th May 2017 that the patient’s condition was much better. She had no relapses, and steroids were totally stopped now. Hyperactivity was also reduced a lot.
This case highlights the fact that a well-chosen remedy and regular follow-ups can promote a remarkable recovery from nephrotic syndrome in the patient’s condition. In this case, parents continued to take a long-term treatment for their child, even in the absence of relapses, which helped the patient to obtain great results.
- Written by Dr. Ishwari, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah