Nephrotic Syndrome

A kidney disorder that causes the body to excrete too much protein in the urine. Nephrotic syndrome is often caused by damage to small blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from the blood. An underlying health condition usually plays a role, which requires a medical diagnosis. Symptoms include swelling around the eyes and in the feet and ankles, foamy urine and weight gain due to excess fluid retention.

Symptoms and Sign :

  • Whole body: Blood clots, Fatigue, or Loss of Appetite
  • Gastrointestinal: Bloating or fluid in the abdomen
  • Also common: Swelling in extremities, foamy urine, generalized body swelling, puffy eyes, or weight gain

Treatment:

Treatment addresses underlying conditions and might include blood pressure medication and water pills.

Self-care:

Low sodium diet

Medications:

Diuretic, ACE inhibitor, Antihypertensive drug, Statin, Steroid and Immunosuppressive drug.

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