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Is Protein in Urine ++++ Harmful for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

Is Protein in Urine ++++ Harmful for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsIt is very common to see that Nephrotic Syndrome patients have massive proteinuria. Is protein in urine ++++ harmful? After reading this article, you will get the answer.

It seems that protein in urine is a very slight symptom, because it does not bring you any discomforts, but in fact, long-term proteinuria can bring you a series of complications.

-Impaired kidney function

Massive proteinuria can make glomeruli in a state of high filtration, leading to kidney damage and speeding glomerulosclerosis and pathological changes of renal tubules.

-Thrombus or embolism

Massive proteinuria can concentrate blood and make coagulation system into disorder, leading to hypercoagulability. Besides, cholesterol level increases. All of them can give rise to thrombus easily, such as pulmonary embolism, renal venous thrombosis, thrombus of lower extremity veins, celebral thrombosis, etc.


It is associated with protein loss, malnutrition and immune dysfunction and the use of steroids and immunosuppressants. The common infection sites include lung, urinary tract, and skin.

-Acute kidney failure

Because of decreased blood flow into kidneys, slight kidney function impairment can be caused. Some pathological patterns may cause so severe kidney function damage that even with timely treatment, it is difficult for you to restore kidney function completely.

-Endocrine system disorder

Inadequate endocrine binding protein can trigger endocrine system disorder, such as low T3 syndrome.

-Decreased treatment effect of medications

Inadequate medicine binding protein affects the effect of oral medicine and medicine injected via vein greatly. For example, steroid-resistance and uncontrolled infections.

Is protein in urine ++++ harmful for Nephrotic Syndrome patients? Yes, it is. If your current treatment is not effective enough for you to control the disease well, you can try systemic Chinese medicine, which can help repair kidney damage and promote kidney function so as to achieve the goal of reducing proteinuria. In general, after one month’s treatment, proteinuria may decrease greatly or even turn negative. For more information on our hospital and our treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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