Kidney Disease Nephrotic Syndrome Overview
Another name for Kidney Disease Nephrotic Syndrome is Nephrotic Syndrome.
What is nephrotic syndrome?
A person with nephrotic syndrome has kidney disease that causes increased protein in the urine and low levels of protein in the bloodstream, as well as high cholesterol levels. Nephrotic syndrome can be caused by illness that damage the kidneys. About 3 out of 100,000 adults in the US develop nephrotic syndrome each year.
What are the symptoms of nephrotic syndrome?
Symptoms of nephrotic syndrome include facial swelling, leg swelling, foot swelling, arm swelling, abdominal swelling, scrotal swelling, decreased urination, numbness and tingling, anorexia, pale skin, excessive bruising, and weight gain. Symptoms of severe nephrotic syndrome include shortness of breath and confusion.
How does the doctor treat nephrotic syndrome?
Treatment for nephrotic syndrome may include kidney disease diet, corticosteroids, ACE inhibitors, diuretics, fluid restriction, vitamin supplements, and sodium restriction. Additional treatment may include kidney dialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
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