NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

Nephrotic syndrome is a group of symptoms that include protein in the urine, low blood protein levels, high cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, and swelling. Nephrotic syndrome is caused by different disorders that damage the kidneys.This damage leads to the release of too much protein in the urine.The most common cause in children is minimal change disease. Membranous glomerulonephritis is the most common cause in adults.

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This condition can also occur from, Cancer, Diseases such as diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple myeloma, and amyloidosis, Genetic disorders, Immune disorders, Infections (such as strep throat, hepatitis, or mononucleosis).

Nephrotic syndrome can affect all age groups. In children, it is most common between ages 2 and 6. This disorder occurs slightly more often in males than females. Symptoms are Swelling (edema) is the most common symptom. It may occur In the face and around the eyes (facial swelling), In the arms and legs, especially in the feet and ankles, In the belly area (swollen abdomen)

The doctor will perform a physical exam. Laboratory tests will be done to see how well the kidneys are working. They include:
The goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent complications, and delay kidney damage. To control nephrotic syndrome, you must treat the disorder that is causing it. You may need treatment for life.

A low-salt diet may help with swelling in the hands and legs. Water pills (diuretics) may also help with this problem. Low-protein diets may be helpful. Your health care provider may suggest eating a moderate-protein diet (1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day). You may need vitamin D supplements if nephrotic syndrome is long-term and not responding to treatment.

In homoeopathy medicine like Lyco, Thuja, Apis, Cantharis are used for the treatment. The proper analysis of the case with the qualified homoeopathic physician will give the better results.