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The Symptoms and Complications of Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic Syndrome SymptomsNephrotic Syndrome affects any of the crowd, which damages the kidneys’ filtering system. The structure of glomeruli prevents most of protein from filtering through the urine. Normally, a man loses less than 150 mg protein in the urine within a 24-hour period. If the urination of more than 3.5 grams of protein during a 24-hour period or 25 times the normal amount, it indicates the primary of NS.

On the basis of the number of proteinuria, there are three main symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome related to protein leaking into the urine.

- Hypoalbuminemia. It is a low level of albumin in the blood due to proteinuria.

- Edema. Edema often occurs in the legs and feet in primary. After disease developing, it may swells in abdomen and around the eyes in the morning. In later stages, the whole body may swell. Some people gain weight after fluid builds up in their bodies for a long time.

- Hypercholesterolemia. It means high level of cholesterol in the blood. Except for albumin, other significant enzymes involved in cholesterol metabolism slip through the glomeruli. That is the reason for high blood cholesterol.

One of the Nephrotic Syndrome complications is renal failure, which can cause NS damaging the glomeruli. Then, it reduces the abilities to clean the blood. The edema, as the second complication, can also damage kidneys tissue and affects the number of proteinuria. The last one is hypercoaguable state. Patients are at risk for developing a blood clot in legs or renal veins and threat their normal life. Some patients take blood thinners to prevent this complication.

There are a mass of different disorders that can cause NS. We need to find out the original lesions that can help your treatment positively. Our hospital can use advanced equipment to test out the result. If you are in trouble, you could tell us your body condition, we can help you find out the original disease.

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