A cute little boy of three years named Master A. M. (Patient Identification Number - 25449) visited Life Force (Chembur branch) in April 2015 with the complaints of Nephrotic Syndrome. He had four episodes of Nephrotic Syndrome in the one year. The albumin in urine showed +3 despite being on corticosteroids, which are usually prescribed for acute relapses of Nephrotic Syndrome. He showed clear signs of swelling over his face and extremities, significant weight gain during the acute episode, and would pass dark yellow urine. Parents basically wanted to start homeopathic treatment to treat this frequency of relapses of Nephrotic Syndrome and minimize the usage of corticosteroids for their young child.
He used to have a mixed diet with an extreme liking for fruits but aversion to vegetables. He would drink sufficient water. Thermally, he was more sensitive to cold than heat. His motions were clear, and he did not have any issues with sleep.
He was the only son, and his father was running a medical shop and mother owned a fitness center.
After studying his case in detail, Dr. Shah prescribed him one of his research based medicines for Nephrotic Syndrome and asked to give us follow-up after six weeks.
In the first six months of the treatment, he had one relapse in July 2015 wherein corticosteroids were administered for controlling the acute episode.
After 10 months of the treatment, the child was absolutely stable and not on any conventional medicine.
During the subsequent follow-ups, there were no relapses. His last relapse was in August 2016 which was triggered by an acute episode of cold, whereby the urine protein went up to 4+. Medicines were revised accordingly.
After August 2016 till date July 2017, he did not suffer from any relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome. Also, the complaint of frequent colds and cough got remarkably better with the treatment. He still continues the medicines to avoid relapses in future and to keep his immunity strong.
Nephrotic syndrome, being an immune mediated disease, can be effectively treated with well-chosen homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy focuses on reducing the relapses, intensity, and the dependency on the conventional medicines. By using natural medicinal substances in ultra-minute quantities, homeopathy is extremely effective treatment which is free from any side-effects.
-Written by Dr. Amrita, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah