Nephrotic syndrome caused by endoretention of damp heat always occurred in the dog days which means summer. Summer is hot and humid. If the diet is more , sweets, greasy food will easily lead to damp heat. Because of moist trend, the most vulnerable is injury kidney, kidney failure sealed reservoir, microscopic substances discharged, that occured foam in urine, facial and limbs edema. So the reason of kidney patients onset in Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangxi provinces and other places in southern of China is more related to damp heat.
The symptoms of nephrotic syndrome caused by endoretention of damp heat: edema, taut skin, hard and full in abdomen, oppression and restless in chest, bitter taste of mouth and thirsty, constipation, loose stool and burning anal, dark urine, red tongue, yellow coated tonguefur of tongue, slippery pulse, and etc. Treatment should be focused on clearing heat and promoting diuresis , inducing diuresis for removing edema. The common medicine of clearing heat and promoting diuresis are: plantain, polypodium lingua and Gentiana macrophylla Pall. Drugs of inducing diuresis for removing edema are: Alisma orientale Juzep, Indian bread exodermis and semen coicis.