"Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN), also known as membranous nephropathy, is a slowly progressive disease of the kidney affecting mostly patients between ages of 30 and 50 years. 85% of MGN cases are classified as primary membranous glomerulonephritis -- that is to say, the cause of the disease is idiopathic (unknown). This can also be referred to as idiopathic membranous nephropathy. The remainder is secondary due to :
* autoimmune conditions (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus) * infections (e.g., syphilis, malaria, hepatitis B) * drugs (e.g., captopril, NSAIDs) * inorganic salts * malignant tumors (in particular, carcinoma of the lung and colon, and melanoma)
The word membranous refers to the glomerular basement membrane of the kidney; glomerulonephritis means "a kidney disease affecting the capillaries of the glomeruli"; nephropathy is a generic term that just refers to any disease of the kidney." (Wikipedia)
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Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "Patricia: My own experience of high protein in urine is due to infection usually of bacterial origin, and indicates bacterial colonies or that the body is having an infection. Therefore zinc gluconate 50 mg/week, magnesium citrate 250 mg 5 days out of a week would increase the body's defenses against these bacteria, thus reducing the high protein in the kidneys. Also whenever urine pH is acid, which means the pH of urine is below 6.5 (usually infections exists whenever urine pH is about 5.5, which is quite low). In which case raising the body's alkalinity would increase the immunity and reduce bacteria colonies. In which case a Apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water, taken twice a day, once in the morning and once before sleeping should help. Lime (lemon) of 8 teaspoon (or 2 tablespoons) plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day could also help too. But this is often done on alternate days. Adding 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in one liter of drinking water will raise the salinity of the urine somewhat so that the antibiotic effect of some salt, would reduce the bacteria thus reducing the protein buildup in the urine. My own experience with "cloudy urine" usually from weaknesses can also lead to protein buildup in which case it helped me a lot to take vitamin B complex for a couple of days. The urine will often clear up and reduces the protein buildup from my own experience."
8/24/2007: Ted adds: "One more thing, the membranous glomerulonephritis may be related to heavy metal toxicity which is why oil pulling works, although a proper oil pulling should be done between brushing of teeth, I believe taking some granulated lecithin would also reduce excess fatty liver and reducing the liver's congestion while the addition of one drop of close oil in one liter of water does help too but its mechanism is more in killing the bacterium in the liver is usually how the clove oil works in reducing the excess urinary proteins too."
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[YEA] 08/24/2007: Patricia from Montreal, Canada: "I am 22 and have membranous glomerulonephritis. I have had it for 6 years. I have been on TONS of different medication and nothing has worked. Recently I decided to go off all of my medication, since it wasn't working anyways I figured whats the point of me being on it then.I see a naturpath and homoepath and am very into natural health. My protien levels in my urine are the problem, I am now at around 3.mg protein a day in my urine. Over the past few years I have gotten better and better with other symptoms (water retention) and the oil pulling which I started about a month ago has really helped my energy. I am now able to work part time. A couple of years ago and I was taking 2 naps a day. It is just the darn protein! I had severe stress in my life before I got this, for sure this was the cause. Do you have any advice to get my protein in my urine down? Thanks! I love your website!"Replies
08/30/2012: Yash from New Delhi, India replies: "As per report I have been suffering from Membranous glomerulonephritis with diabetes 2 losing protein 2-3 gms daily. My report is: there are 22 glomeruli. One of them is selerosed while all others show diffuse thickening of the basement membrane. The glomerular capillaries are patent and there is periglomerular fiborosis in one. THE TUBULES ARE UNREMARKABLE. Rest immunofluorescent studies were positive with C3 AND WEAK POSITIVE FOR igG AND igM
I have been feeling very weak-unable to walk. I DO NOT GET ANY ENERGY FROM food. FOOD IS NORMAL. THERE IS a fatty lever also. WEAKNESS IS coming gradually. I HAVE VERTICAL HERNIA ALSO. I am 65 years old."
08/30/2012: Roec from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "I am very sorry to hear of your condition.
Please take the time to read about the "Gerson Therapy" many degenerative conditions are reversed with their protocol. It consists of juicing large quantities of fresh veggies through out the day, replenishing the body with specific nutrients and coffee enema to release toxins in the liver.
Your body then begins to heal its self
You also mentioned Fatty lever but I am assuming you meant Fatty Liver disorder? If so, you will need to reduce consumption of all meats to a minimum and increase spinach in your diet on a daily basis mostly raw or if cooked, no longer than 1 minute as all of the nutrients begin to cook out of the leaves.
Your diet should consist of mostly raw vegetables and no longer any store bought juices or sodas.
An herb Chanca Piedra, indigenous to India where it is called Pitirishi or Budhatri will help reverse Fatty Liver disorder. Drink this as tea 2 times a day for 3 months.
I hope this helps. Get well soon!"