The term Nephrotic Syndrome is used for defining a disease that includes many symptoms ranging from protein levels in the urine going very low or high, cholesterol levels that go through the roof, swelling in the stomach and other areas, high triglyceride levels, etc. All of these symptoms are related to damage in the kidney - either one or both.
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?
Cause of Nephrotic Syndrome is determined through kidney biopsy