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Dr. Donald Batisky
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Nephrotic Syndrome (Overview)

A condition 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.


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I'm a medical student. What should I write for what are the complications of nephrotic syndrome. It is a 5 marks question?

I'm a medical student. What should I write for what are the complications of nephrotic syndrome. It is a 5 marks question?

Research: If we answer the question for you, you are not learning anything. There are plenty of resources on the internet to answer your question. Good luck with your research. :) ...Read more

Dr. Donald Batisky
84 Doctors shared insights

Nephrotic Syndrome (Overview)

A condition 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.


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I had nephrotic syndrome in my child age now am 25 year old but now itself I don't have any symptoms so is there any possibility it will attack again?

I had nephrotic syndrome in my child age now am 25 year old but now itself I don't have any symptoms so is there any possibility it will attack again?

Small chance: If you have normal kidney function and no detectable protein in the urine right now... Well then you're doing great. There is always a small chance you will have a new kidney problem, but if you've been over 10years without any recurrence you are doing great. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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Is periorbital edema a sign of nephrotic syndrome?

It can be: Periorbital edema can be one of the initial symptoms of nephrotic syndrome, but it is always accompanied by edema in other parts of the body (legs, chest, abdomen, etc). The diagnosis is made by checking the amount of proteins that are being excreted in the urine, as well as blood tests that measure the protein (albumin) levels. The exact cause should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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My son (2.5 yrs old) has been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. Can it only be treated with steroids?

No: Nephrotic syndrome at 2 1/2-y-o child is most often caused by minimal change lesion. This type of ns responds well not only to steroids but also to immunosuppressives, i.e., cyclophophamide or cyclosporine. However, this class of medications have much higher toxicity, and therefore, they are reserved for steroid dependent cases who already developed significant steroid side effects. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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What are the tests for nephrotic syndrome?

What are the tests for nephrotic syndrome?

See below: Nephrotic syndrome is a symptom complex consisting of heavy proteinuria, low blood Albumin level, high blood cholesterol level and edema. Blood and urine tests will provide the answer. ...Read more

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Can you concieve if you have nephrotic syndrome? If a patient is in remission and gets pregnant can it be harmfull for the baby?

Can you concieve if you have nephrotic syndrome? If a patient is in remission and gets pregnant can it be harmfull for the baby?

Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of nephrotic syndrome and staging of ckd. In general proteinuria may get worse during pregnancy. I suggest to checkwith your nephrologist and coordinate with an obstetrician. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
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Do not be afraid to ask for feedback
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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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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
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Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
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I have been treated for nephrotic syndrome and I'm getting 2-3 inch water blisters on the calves of both legs. I'm only taking water pills now.

I have been treated for nephrotic syndrome and I'm getting 2-3 inch water blisters on the calves of both legs. I'm only taking water pills now.

Tell doc if wt is up: If your weight or swelling are increasing, you need to tell your doc to adjust lasix (furosemide). Nephrotic syndrome is caused by different conditions. It is not a single disease. Some are not treatable. Ask your doc what exactly is the cause for your condition and whether it is treatable or not. ...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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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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I have fsgs with nephrotic syndrome. Is it posible to cure?, if not what is the best way to manage it?

I have fsgs with nephrotic syndrome. Is it posible to cure?, if not what is the best way to manage it?

Some have remission: Primary fsgs is typically treated initially with high dose steroids. If no response other agents are added such as Cyclosporine or tacrolimus. Many patients have significant improvement in urine protein levels. Additionally ace inhibitors and statins are added. Weight loss, low sodium diet and a low protein diet are important. A portion of patients will go into remission. ...Read more

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What are complications if a person has nephrotic syndrome and gets cancer?

What are complications if a person has nephrotic syndrome and gets cancer?

Complicated: The nephrotic syndrome might have been the first manifestation of a latent cancer; hodgkin's is famous for this. If they just happen to occur together, your physician knows that both are likely to make the blood slightly more coagulable with an extra risk for thrombi. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Is nephrotic syndrome a genetic disorder and hereditary? As we need to know this from as our doctor isn't sure many thanks

Is nephrotic syndrome a genetic disorder and hereditary? As we need to know this from as our doctor isn't sure many thanks

Nephrotic syndrome: Nephrotic syndrome is mainly the loss of protein through the kidneys, sometimes with hypertension, edema, even diabetes. So you see the conditions that can lead to nephrotic syndrome can have genetic predisposition. The nephrotic syndrome is a result of such conditions. ...Read more

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What kind of meds do they give for nephrotic syndrome?

What kind of meds do they give for nephrotic syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider natural medical alternatives such as dipsacus
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What is 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 protein grater than 3.5 gms per day, low serum albumin, and high serum cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is nephrotic syndrome hereditary?

See below: Some causes of nephrotic syndrome are due to herediary causes, eg one of the causes of fsgs also called focal and segmentalglomerulosclerosis. ...Read more

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How serious is nephrotic syndrome?

Depends on...: Nephrotic syndrome is a condition resulting from heavy protein loss through urine. A number of different kidney diseases are underlying pathologies. Therefore, the prognosis depends upon the underlying pathology ...Read more

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What are the tests for nephrotic syndrome?

See below: Nephrotic syndrome is a symptom complex consisting of heavy proteinuria, low blood Albumin level, high blood cholesterol level and edema. Blood and urine tests will provide the answer. ...Read more

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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's the percent of people with nephrotic syndrome?

Very few: Nephrotic syndrome is an abnormal condition with lot of protein leak which occurs in some patients with long standing diabetes mellitus and certain other conditions of kidney. ...Read more

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What kind of meds do they give for nephrotic syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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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 best diet for kid having nephrotic syndrome?

Depends...: On kidney function, protein loss from kidneys. Md should connect you with a dietician to fill the diet prescription. ...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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What percentage of children with nephrotic syndrome do not relapse?

60-70 percent: The relapse rate has decreased in children treated with longer initial steroid courses. ...Read more

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I have fsgs with nephrotic syndrome. Is it posible to cure?, if not what is the best way to manage it?

Some have remission: Primary fsgs is typically treated initially with high dose steroids. If no response other agents are added such as Cyclosporine or tacrolimus. Many patients have significant improvement in urine protein levels. Additionally ace inhibitors and statins are added. Weight loss, low sodium diet and a low protein diet are important. A portion of patients will go into remission. ...Read more

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I'm a medical student. What should I write for what are the complications of nephrotic syndrome. It is a 5 marks question?

Research: If we answer the question for you, you are not learning anything. There are plenty of resources on the internet to answer your question. Good luck with your research. :) ...Read more

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I had nephrotic syndrome in my child age now am 25 year old but now itself I don't have any symptoms so is there any possibility it will attack again?

Small chance: If you have normal kidney function and no detectable protein in the urine right now... Well then you're doing great. There is always a small chance you will have a new kidney problem, but if you've been over 10years without any recurrence you are doing great. ...Read more

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Can you take coffee if you have nephrotic syndrome?

Can you take coffee if you have nephrotic syndrome?

See below: In moderation, within the limits of fluid restriction and if BP allows. ...Read more

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Water should be completely restricted for kid having nephrotic syndrome?

Limit salt intake: Water restriction not all that important in this case. Much better to limit salt intake to 2 grams per day. ...Read more

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Diet for 4 yr old with nephrotic syndrome?

Diet for 4 yr old with nephrotic syndrome?

Regular diet for his: Age. Moderate salt restriction would be advisable though. ...Read more