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what kind of meds do they give for nephrotic syndrome?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
ACE or ARBS: Nephrotic syndrome is when the kidneys spill an excessive amount of protein in the urine. This loss of urinary protein will lead to renal failure. So patients usually have to take an ace inhibitor like Lisinopril or an arb like cozaar (losartan). These medicines work to prevent this protein spill from occurring.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for nephrotic syndrome?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
NEPHROTIC SYNDROME: Diagnosis is by measurement of a 24 hour urinary protein which is more than 3 grams.
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What is a treatment for nephrotic syndrome?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Proper medication: Minimal change (or nil) disease. Correctly diagnosed by biopsy but frequently diagnosed by the symptoms of proteinuria, edema and intact renal function with a bland urine sediment. This responds to steroid therapy most of the time. The presence of blood in the urine, or failure to respond to steroids indicates need for biopsy of kidney with therapy based on those results. Case needs nephrologist.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is nephrotic syndrome?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Protein in urine: Nephrotic syndrome is caused by dysfunction of the kidney in which large amount of protein leak into the urine. Typically three components of the syndrome are protein grater than 3.5 gms per day, low serum albumin, and high serum cholesterol.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What disease would cause nephrotic syndrome?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Proper medication: Minimal change (or nil) disease. Correctly diagnosed by biopsy but frequently diagnosed by the symptoms of proteinuria, edema and intact renal function with a bland urine sediment. This responds to steroid therapy most of the time. The presence of blood in the urine, or failure to respond to steroids indicates need for biopsy of kidney with therapy based on those results. Case needs nephrologist.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is nephrotic syndrome hereditary?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Some causes of nephrotic syndrome are due to herediary causes, eg one of the causes of fsgs also called focal and segmentalglomerulosclerosis.

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