|The Fluid portion of human blood is made up of a chemical
substance, similar in composition to the white albumen of eggs,
when the kidneys are infected, ths vital protion of blood passes
out with the urine and is lost from the body. This condition
is called albuminuria.
In our body, the kidney such a perfect filter that it allows
only the water and salts of the blood to escape and holds back
Eating too-much of meat, drinking alcohol freely, chronic lead-poisoning,
rheumatism, scarlet fever, influenza, frequent exposure to damp
and cold weather are the usual causes of albuminuria.
Fever, thirst, nausea, frequent but often ineffectual
urges to urinate, swelling of face, feet and hands, anaemia,
secondary dilatation and hypertrophy of heart and coma are some
of the prominent symptoms.
Diet and other measures
Patients suffering from this disease should be kept in warm
and dry places
The diet should consist of barley water, fruit juices, milk,
whey, sherbets and aerated water. The person should avoid meat,
spices and wine. Salt should also be omitted from the diet.
Cantharis, Apis, Arsenic and Ferrum Met are some of the common
medicines used to treat this disease. However, Ferrum Phos,
Plumbum, Chelidonium, Acid phos and Sulphur can also be tried
to cure this disease.