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Nephrotic Syndrome Basics

Nephrotic Syndrome basics

Nephrotic Syndrome is usually caused by damage to the filters (glomeruli) in your kidneys. In normal case, the glomeruli in your kidneys are filtering blood as it flows through your kidneys and they can separate the useful things from wastes. Healthy glomeruli can keep proteins in blood to maintain the right amount of fluid in your body. However, once your glomeruli are damaged, they will allow too much blood proteins leak into urine thus resulting in Nephrotic Syndrome. The common causes of Nephrotic Syndrome could be listed as the following:

Primary causes of Nephrotic Syndrome

Minimal kidney disease: It is the most common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome in children. This disorder can result in abnormal renal function. However, the result of microscope test usually does not show abnormality.

Focal segemental glomerulosclerosis: A part of glomeruli in kidneys are scarred or sclerotic. It may result from another disease or a genetic defect or occur for no reason.

Membranous nephropathy: It refers to the thickening of glomerular membrane. Secondary causes of Nephrotic Syndrome

Diabetes Mellitus: Long-term high blood glucose can damage the filters in kidneys thus resulting in Nephrotic Syndrome.

Systemic lupus erythematosus( SLE): It is a autoimmune disorder than can involve multiple organs including kidneys. It can cause inflammation of glomeruli.

Amyloidosis: It is attributed to the proteins building up in blood and it can affect multiple organs including kidneys. It can damage the filters in kidneys thus resulting in Nephrotic Syndrome.

Viral infection: The common viral infections mainly include hepatitis B, hepatitis C etc.

Nephrotic Syndrome facts

Nephrotic Syndrome is not a single disease, but a syndrome with proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia and swelling. The Nephrotic proteinuria is above 3.5 grams per day or more.

There are various causes of Nephrotic Syndrome. It is attributed to other kidney diseases such as minimal kidney disease, focal glomerulosclerosis and membranous nephropathy etc. Nephrotic Syndrome can also be a result from systemic diseases that may involve kidneys besides other organs like diabetes, high blood pressure, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) etc.

Nephrotic Syndrome types

Minimal change disease

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis( FSGS)

Membranous nephropathy

Mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis

Minimal change glomerulonephropathy( MCGN)

If you have been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, we're here to help. Email us: kidneyservice@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment. Or you can make a vedio consultation and get second opinion from live doctor!

Nephrotic Syndrome symptoms

Nephrotic Syndrome symptoms

Nephrotic Syndrome can affect both adults and children. The signs and symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome include:

The first sign of Nephrotic Syndrome is usually swelling of the face; this is followed by swelling of the entire body.

Foamy urine, which may be attributable to excess protein in urine.

Weight gain from fluid retention.

A thrombotic complication, such as deep venous thrombosis of the calf veins or even a pulmonary embolus due to protein loss into urine.

Proteins are antibodies in body. For a mass of protein loss in urine, you may have frequent infections.

These symptoms do not always mean you have Nephrotic Syndrome. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

If you have been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, we're here to help. Email us: kidneyservice@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment. Or you can make a vedio consultation and get second opinion from live doctor!

Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment

Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment

Kidney Service China can offer the leading-edge treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome and controls the groundbreaking developments in Nephrotic Syndrome treatment.

Leading-edge treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome

If you are diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, your doctor will evaluate your overall illness conditions and discuss the best option to treat it. The treatment approach you choose mainly depends on the kidney damage and your overall health. Generally, one or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat Nephrotic Syndrome.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a breakthrough in treating Nephrotic Syndrome and has showed significance in improving renal function and relieving symptoms.

Nephrotic Syndrome is an autoimmune disease and it starts when antibodies and antigens complexes become deposited in glomeruli, which can cause inflammation in kidneys thus impairing glomeruli.

Immunotherapy aims at regulating the autoimmune process and controlling the symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome by restoring the impaired glomeruli. Also it can enhance the immunity whereby the frequent infections such as urinary tract infection, colds etc reduce drastically.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a new application of traditional Chinese medicine which originates from the ancient China. Through years' development, traditional Chinese medicine is combined to modern techniques perfectly to form Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an external therapy and it can provide some nutrients for self-repairing of the impaired kidneys and improve the immunity through its curative effects including anti-inflammation, degradation, dilating blood vessels and improving self-healing ability of the body.

In Kidney Service China, your treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome is customized based on your own disease conditions. It can guarantee you to get the best treatment outcomes. Some of the nation's top experts can deliver the most-advanced therapies with the least impact on your body.

If you have been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, we're here to help. Email us: kidneyservice@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment. Or you can make a vedio consultation and get second opinion from live doctor!

Nephrotic Syndrome Diagnosis

Nephrotic Syndrome Diagnosis

Early and accurate diagnosis of Nephrotic Syndrome is very important in improving its prognosis. This can help you preserve your residual renal function and avoid developing renal failure to the greatest extent.

The experts in Kidney Service China are among the most skilled and experienced in the nation in diagnosing and they control the most advanced diagnostic techniques in the nation. They use specialized, advanced technology that has pinpoint focus and reliable results.

Nephrotic Syndrome diagnostic tests

If you have symptoms that may signal Nephrotic Syndrome such as edema, foamy urine etc, your doctor will examine you and ask you questions about your health, your medical history and your family history.

The follow diagnostic tests are necessary in diagnosing Nephrotic Syndrome, including:

Urine tests: A urinalysis can reveal abnormalities in your urine like large amounts of protein in urine, if you have Nephrotic Syndrome. You may be asked to collect urine samples over 24 hours for an accurate measure of the protein in your urine.

Blood tests: If you have Nephrotic Syndrome, the protein level in blood is lower than normal. Serum creatinine level and blood urea levels are also measured to assess your overall kidney function.

Kidney biopsy: A biopsy may be recommended to you by your doctor. In this test, a special needle is inserted into your kidney through your skin to collect a sample of kidney tissue for testing.

Immunological test: The above conventional tests only can reflect the severity of renal damage, but can not inspect out the underlying causes of Nephrotic Syndrome. Immunological tests can find the underlying causes of Nephrotic Syndrome thus providing a good guidance to the following treatment. This test is conducted by collecting blood sample.

If you have been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, we're here to help. Email us: kidneyservice@hotmail.com(Monday through Sunday) to make an appointment. Or you can make a vedio consultation and get second opinion from live doctor!

Nephrotic Syndrome Lifestyle

Nephrotic Syndrome Healthy Lifestyle

Eating healthy foods plays a significant role treating Nephrotic Syndrome. It may help you reduce symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome and prevent other health problems thus slowing down its progression. So, what foods you should eat if you are diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome?

Reducing the amount of sodium you consume, which can reduce the amount of water your body retains. You should aims for a total 2000~3000 mg/day. In general, processed foods are highest in sodium so you should limit your intake of foods purchased in boxes or cans. Regular canned soups, some canned vegetables, cheeses, processed meat products and snack foods are usually very high in sodium. So before shopping foods, you should read the labels firstly.

You are recommended to follow a low-protein diet. Based on your lab results, your doctor or dietitian will estimate how much protein you require. Most people with Nephrotic Syndrome only require 0.8 grams of protein/kilogram per day.

You should choose foods low in fat and limit cholesterol to 200~300 mg/day. It can help reduce the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood so as to reduce your risk of developing thrombus.

Soluble fiber. Increasing consumption of soluble fiber can help you to get rid of cholesterol.

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