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Doctor insights on: Nursing Diagnosis For Nephrotic Syndrome

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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

Dr. Donald Batisky
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Nephrotic Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...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?

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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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

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What is a treatment for nephrotic syndrome?

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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How long should I take prednisolone for nephrotic syndrome?

How long should I take prednisolone for nephrotic syndrome?

Steroid treatment: The treatment of nephrotic syndrome in adults using steroids (s) is usually for 12-20 weeks. The n response to s is variable, depending on the renal disease being treated. Minimum change disease responds better than focal sclerosis. If s do not resolve proteinuria, other agents may be used. Please speak to your nephrologist for more information concerning you particular case. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can we do to help our 4 yr old with nephrotic syndrome?

What can we do to help our 4 yr old with nephrotic syndrome?

Be Proactive: As the parent of a child with a complicated disease like nephrotic syndrome find the best pediatric nephrologist you can. They are usually found at children's hospitals to confirm the diagnosis and initiate treatment, usually steroids. There are many types of nephrotic syndrome so a good initial evaluation is important. See http://www. Nephcure. Org/nephrotic-syndrome-facts. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for nephrotic syndrome in children?

Steroids: Kids with nephrotic syndrome spill protein in their urine due to inflammation of the membrane that filters blood. This leads to swelling throughout the body as there is not enough protein in the blood to prevent fluid from leaks out of the vessels. Treatment is steroids to knock down the inflammation and stop the proteins from leaking out. The problem usually resolves fairly quickly when treated. ...Read more

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If we have IgA or nephrotic syndrome. Is our both kidney are damage?

Both kidneys.: Both kidneys would be affected in these disorders. The extent of damage will vary from individual to individual though, and your nephrologist can help assess the severity of kidney dysfunction and treatment options. Best if luck! ...Read more

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What do we feed my grandson who is on steroids for nephrotic syndrome?

What do we feed my grandson who is on steroids for nephrotic syndrome?

See details: You need to discuss this issue with the child's nephrologist. He/she knows the specifics of the kidney disease. ...Read more

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What do they do if nephrotic syndrome is not responding to prednisolone?

Nephrotic syndrome: Standard treatment appraoches to nephrotic syndrome in which your kidney is leaking out a lot of protein in your urine and leads to accumulation of excess body fluid [edema] is a steroid medication like prednisone. If that doesn't work, the next step is usually cytotoxic medications lik, e the medications that are used to treat cancer. A specialist will decide which is best for you. ...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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Can nephrotic syndrome cause hyperglycemia? It if does, what's the mechanism?

Ideas: If your nephrotic syndrome is due to diabetes, as it sometimes is, this is your answer. If you are being treated for nephrotic syndrome with a glucocorticoid that impairs glucose tolerance, this can explain it. If your kidneys are beginning to fail, there may be some mild glucose intolerance. Only your physician can sort this out. Good luck. ...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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Woud you please discuss the complications if a person has nephrotic syndrome and gets cancer?

Nephrologist: There are several causes of nephrotic syndrome.Medications used to treat certain nephrotic syndromes can increase the risk of cancer, likewise, certain cancers can cause nephrotic syndromes. So it is important to see a nephrologist who can help manage the nephrotic syndrome in the setting of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in nephrotic syndrome, why are anticoagulation molecules preferentially lost?

Proteins: They are not preferentially lost. All serum proteins are lost. Anticoagulation molecules are proteins. They are lost. ...Read more

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Docs, could a person previously diagnosed to have nephrotic syndrome regress to kidney malfunction?

Docs, could a person previously diagnosed to have nephrotic syndrome regress to kidney malfunction?

Depends: A number of different kidney conditions can lead to nephrotic syndrome. Lupus nephritis, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis are the examples often leading to chronic renal failure. ...Read more

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If I have been taking diuretics before getting nephrotic syndrome, can there be no noticeable swelling even during nephrotic syndrome?

If I have been taking diuretics before getting nephrotic syndrome, can there be no noticeable swelling even during nephrotic syndrome?

Maybe: Nephrotic syndrome is kidney disease in which albumin is lost through the kidneys, decreasing albumin in the blood. Water molecules attach to albumin molecules causing the combined size to be too big to pass through capillaries so water stays in blood vessels. When albumin is low, unattached water leaks through capillaries causing edema. Slightly low albumin and leg elevation might show no edema. ...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?

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'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 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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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