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Acute nephritis

Acute nephritis –>
acute glomerulonephritis
(Science: nephrology) a disease of the kidneys that results in inflammation of the glomerulus (the portion of the kidney that filters the blood).
conditions which may cause glomerulonephritis include post-streptococcal disease (strep throat), lupus, syphilis, bacterial endocarditis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, sepsis, vasculitis, Goodpasture’s syndrome, typhoid fever, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, hepatitis or a viral infection (for example mumps, measles, mononucleosis).
(a) recent streptococcal (sore throat,tonsillitis,ear infections) diseases or viral illness
(b) Cola-or tea-colored urine
(c) hypertension (high blood presuure)
(d) fluid retention (swelling of body parts, especially of the face and areas around eyes)
(e) protein and red blood cells in the urine
(f) mild anemia
(g) headaches
(h) Blurred vision
(i) Generalized aches and pains
(j) oliguria (scanty urine)
medicated diet
Those who indicate the symptoms of obvious general swelling and gradual reduction of the amount of urine should eat things which are good at inducing water loss from the body, such as radishes, waxgourds, towel gourds, red phaseolus beans, black soybeans, crucian carp, bamboo shoots, watermelon and so on. Those in whose urine there are red blood cells proved by uroscopy should eat things that can arrest bleeding, such as shepherds purse, eggplant, shelled peanuts, cogongrass rhizome, lotus root with knots and so on. Those who suffer from nephritis accompanied with hypertension should often eat food that can bring down blood pressure, such as jellyfish, celery, spinach, tomato, jews ear, fresh corn, water chestnuts and the like.
life style
When there is edema, patients should stay in bed to have a good amount of rest, prevent catching any colds, try not to drink too much water, and not eat salted food.

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