Nephrotic Syndrome is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that include protein in the urine, low blood protein levels and high cholesterol levels. Nephrotic Syndrome is caused due to different disorders that damage the kidneys leading to excessive protein in urine. Symptoms are:
• Edema in face, legs and eyes
• Swelling in arms and legs
• Swollen abdomen
• Skin rash
• Skin sores
• Poor appetite
• 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 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