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I'm sle patient with nephrotic syndrome , when i'm having my coffee now i smell it in my urine is that normal ?

I'm sle patient with nephrotic syndrome , when i'm having my coffee now i smell it in my urine is that normal ?

Yep!: Odor molecules in coffee are absorbed into your bloodstream after you drink the coffee. These compounds travel to the kidneys where they are removed and passed into your urine. They still contain their coffee-odor properties which can be detected after you urinate. You may notice this with asparagus and other foods too. This is normal and not related to the sle or nephrotic syndrome. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What disease would cause nephrotic syndrome?

What disease would cause nephrotic syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best foods for kid having nephrotic syndrome?

What is the best foods for kid having nephrotic syndrome?

Avoid salt: Talk to your child's doctor specifically about his/her case, but when swollen, try to avoid salt. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nephrotic syndrome?

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 1) protein greater than 3.5 grams per day, 2) low serum albumin, and 3) high serum cholesterol. ...Read more

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Nephrotic syndrome , what to take care and how it is treated.

Nephrotic syndrome , what to take care  and how it is treated.

Here are some ...: I'm glad you reached the diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome, suggesting you've worked with doc closely for quite a while. Therefore, it would be most prudent for you to refer all related questions to the treating Doc who knows the most and best about your individual conditions. And she/he will give you decent advice. Online 400-letter space is not enough to address what you may like to know... Best . ...Read more

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What is a treatment for nephrotic syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Nephrotic syndrome and tattoos, how are they related?

Nephrotic syndrome and tattoos, how are they related?

Not related: There have not been any reported cases of tattoos causing nephrotic syndrome. In fact many patients with kidney problems have had tattoos without any related problem. There is a slight risk of skin infections following tattoos also some serious medical problems if unsterile tattoo needles are used. Subjects should always make sure that only new tattoo needles are used. ...Read more

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Can you get a tattoos if you have nephrotic syndrome?

Can you get a tattoos if you have nephrotic syndrome?

Well! Yes: You can do everything while being a Nephrotic Syndrome Patient. You are immunocompromised by virtue of the fact that some of the proteins that you are spilling out in urine can be important part of your immune system. Also the Meds to keep the disease in control ( ie immune modulators and steroids) do cause further immune compromise. Increase risk of HCV with tattoos ...Read more

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Nephrotic Syndrome (Definition)

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 1) protein greater than 3.5 grams per day, 2) low serum albumin, and ...Read more