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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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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


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Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago..minimal change disease. Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc

Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago..minimal change disease.  Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc

See answer: Minimal Change Disease is one of the more common and treatable kidney diseases. >90% of patients respond to oral steroids, with most having a complete remission. However, >50% of the adults who go into remission will relapse at some point. A nephrologist is the best MD to follow you and determine what medications are best for you based on your BP, edema, renal function, urine protein amount, etc. ...Read more

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I have nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease) and i want to use a kidney detox from a health store or the chemist, is it a good idea?

I have nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease) and i want to use a kidney detox from a health store or the chemist, is it a good idea?

Do not take a chance: You already have a kidney damage, it does not make sense to use so called " kidney detox" from a health store which contain un tested( many time un safe ) ingredients. You are under the impression that these are from health stores and natural, hence they are safe! far from it, alarming numbers are dangerous. Please donot push your kidneys to the limit that they fail ! zk. ...Read more

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What can be donbe for a 12 year old with the diesese called nephrotic syndrome?

What can be donbe for a 12 year old with the diesese called 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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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 is nephrotic syndrome?

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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