Nephrotic Syndrome is a disorder of the kidney that causes the body to excrete too much protein in the urine. Nephrotic Syndrome is usually caused by damage to the clusters of small blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from the blood. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome include swelling around the eyes, feet and ankles, foamy urine and weight gain.
HOW IS NEPHROTIC SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will ask for regular blood tests and urine tests to diagnose the condition. A kidney biopsy may be needed in some special cases.
HOW IS NEPHROTIC SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome aims at relieving symptoms and delaying kidney damage. Maintaining low blood pressure, corticosteroids, controlling high cholesterol and consuming low protein diet helps in delaying kidney damage
DID YOU KNOW?
Nephrotic Syndrome can increase the risk of infections and blood clots.