Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney disorder that is characterized by excess discharge of protein in the urine. This occurs because of damage to the blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from the blood. The prominent signs of the condition include edema in your feet along with foamy urine and sudden weight gain.
HOW IS NEPHROTIC SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Nephrotic Syndrome is done through physical examination and other tests to evaluate the kidney function. Albumin blood test, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine blood test and urinalysis are various diagnostic tests that nephrologists order to confirm Nephrotic Syndrome.
HOW IS NEPHROTIC SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment is symptom specific and based on the underlying cause. Blood pressure medications, cholesterol regulating medicines are given. Some people may need blood thinners and immune system suppressing medications. Water pills are prescribed to reduce the edema.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nephrotic Syndrome can increase the risk of infections and blood clots.