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?
A Nephrologists/General Physician diagnoses Nephrotic Syndrome by examining the medical history of the patient and conducting blood and urine tests. In a severe case of Nephrotic Syndrome, the doctor may remove a sample of the kidney tissue for testing.
HOW IS NEPHROTIC SYNDROME TREATED?
Drugs like Corticosteroids are used for treatment, alongside the blood pressure is maintained by healthier food habits and some medications. Low protein diet is suggested to balance the urine protein levels. Vitamin D supplements and blood thinners are suggested too. Kidney transplant could be needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated timely, this syndrome may cause complete kidney failure.