Inflammation of the Kidneys
(Nephritis, Acute and Chronic)
Acute inflammation of the kidneys in most cases arises suddenly after infectious diseases like angina or scarlet fever, as a complication in which the pathogens reach the kidneys via the blood vessels, or as hypersensitivity to bacteria. This disease primarily affects children and younger adults. The pathological processes take place evenly in the entire kidney tissue. Chronic nephritis, on the other hand, refers to a bilateral kidney disorder with chronic inflammatory or scarring changes in the kidney tissue. This disease develops most commonly from an acute kidney inflammation but can also arise suddenly without a previous acute stage.
• Generalized symptoms like nausea, lack of appetite, weakness, and headache.
• Occasional pain or dull feeling in the kidney region as well as reduced urination with reddish-brown coloration.
• Elevated temperature.
• Edemas that occur most frequently or exclusively in the face and hands (backs of the hands).
• Especially typical is early-morning edema in the eyelids and cheeks.
• High blood pressure, weakness, nausea, paleness, itching, and lack of appetite are additional symptoms.
• In the advanced stage, chronic nephritis leads to secondary nephrosclerosis.
Chronic nephritis must be taken very seriously and treated resolutely because the advanced stage leads to chronic nephrosclerosis.
The results of cupping therapy in kidney disease are good (Fig. 13.1). Treatment must be finely tuned to the patient and performed in accordance with the duration and stage of the disease.
• Initially, choose intervals of 5 days, with a total of 10 treatments.
• Afterwards, continue treatment in intervals of 14 days, also approximately 10 treatments.