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Nephrotic Syndrome..

I had a condition called nephrotic syndrome & i was just wondering has anyone heard of it. Im not seeking help about it, just wondering has anyone heard of it.
It is used. I got it last year but thankfully i recovered very quicky and not many people do as quick as i did.

yes, I've heard of it, it's an old term that isn't used much anymore.  (+ info)

nephrotic syndrome?

please tell me wot you know about it and your experiences with it. my husband has just been diagnosed but there still doing tests but i want to know what were now facing. thanks

Patient have an excellent article on Nephrotic Syndrome that should help you understand things a little more. You can find it here:

The outlook for nephrotic syndrome depends on the cause of the syndrome. You should be refered to a kidney specialist who will be able to give you more information.

If there is anything you don't understand, or if you need support, you should get in touch with the UK National Kidney Federation:
6 Stanley Street,
S81 7HX
Helpline: 0845 601 0209
http://www.kidney.org.uk/  (+ info)

What are the complications if a person has nephrotic syndrome and gets cancer?

My wife has nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disease) and the doctor, due to recent blood test findings, believes she has cancer. Are there any complications that could come from having the syndrome and having to now fight cancer.

This is a dillematic situation - so far that I can say. Kidney cancer is a rare type of cancer. To treat cancer, doctor would suggest chemo/radiation/surgery... depends on the stage.

Does the disease affect both kidneys or only one? All chemo drugs are very strong, I'm afraid cannot be applied to your wife, given that her kidney is the one who has problem.

However, I believe that your doctor will know the best of her condition, hence can determine best treatment (maybe kidney transplantation?). '

In the mean time, it's important that your wife change to a healthy lifestyle, healthy food and enough rest. Good luck.  (+ info)

What is the latest treatment system for nephrotic syndrome in children ?

What is the latest treatment for the nephrotic syndrome in children ?

The goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent complications and delay progressive kidney damage. Treatment of the causative disorder is necessary to control nephrotic syndrome. Treatment may be required for life.

Corticosteroid, immunosuppressive, antihypertensive, and diuretic medications may help control symptoms. Antibiotics may be needed to control infections. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may significantly reduce the degree of protein loss in the urine and are therefore frequently prescribed for treatment of nephrotic syndrome.

If hypertension occurs, it must be treated vigorously. Treatment of high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels is also recommended to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary limitation of cholesterol and saturated fats may be of little benefit, as the high levels which accompany this condition seem to be the result of overproduction by the liver rather than from excessive fat intake. Medications to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides may be recommended.

High-protein diets are of debatable value. In many patients, reducing the amount of protein in the diet produces a decrease in urine protein. In most cases, a moderate-protein diet (1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day) is usually recommended. Sodium (salt) may be restricted to help control swelling. Vitamin D may need to be replaced if nephrotic syndrome is chronic and unresponsive to therapy.

Blood thinners may be required to treat or prevent clot formation.  (+ info)

Are plasma transfusions indicated for a patient with nephrotic syndrome?

he has acquired nephrotic syndrome due to the anticonvulsant medication given to him (he has brain cancer and is going through chemo and radio). He won't excrete more than 2cc a time and is being given Lasix. Doctors came up with the idea of giving him fresh plasma transfusions to help him with the fluid retention. Isn't this against indications?

prob ok............  (+ info)

What is the cause of the peripheral edema that often manifests with glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome?

What is the cause of the peripheral edema that often manifests with glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome?

A. Systemic inflammation

B. Right heart failure

C. Loss of plasma proteins in urine

D. Sodium retention

These kidney conditions cause protein to be lost in the urine. When there is low plasma protein there is low oncotic pressure which causes fluid to leak out of the blood vessels and into the interstitium causing edema.  (+ info)

Is it ok to take AZO for Interstitial Cystitis if I have Nephrotic Syndrome?

Is it ok to take an over the counter medicine such as AZO containing Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride if I have Nephrotic Syndrome? I have Interstitial Cystitis and need to take something for the pain, but my health insurance has expired, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Call your nephrologist. You can also ask the pharmacist.  (+ info)

What is the treatment of steroid dependant nephrotic syndrome?

Age of patient is 2 years 10 months, responded very quickly to steroids initially. Developed proteinuria within 2 weeks of completion of steroid therapy.

the response to steroids is good ,he will continue on it with an adjusted does to minimum effective to avoid stunting the growth ,if relapses re occur they may supplement with cytotoxic drugs like azathioprine,of course necessary supllementation ,the course of disease has relapses remissions and cure ,u never know where it stops and cant predict the prognosis ,for every case the response varies ,.and the outcome  (+ info)

Is there anyone out there that knows anything about the diet for Nephrotic Syndrome?

I was recently diagnosed, but I'm having trouble figuring out what I can still eat and what I can't. The sodium part is pretty strait forward, but finding info on phosphorus in foods has been a pain. What else do we have to watch out for?

Dietary recommendations:
Limit high protein animal foods to 1 oz per meal (preferably lean cuts of meat, fish, and poultry)

Limit high phosphorous foods such as cheese, cooked dried beans and peas, nut butters, soy, tofu, yogurt, and certain soft drinks.

Limit high potassium vegetables and fruits such as artichokes, avocado, bamboo shoots, beets, brussels sprouts, chard, greens (such as beet and collard), kohlrabi, okra, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, rutabaga, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tomato juice, tomato sauce, wax beens, winter squash, yams, apricots, bananas, dates, honeydew, nectarines, oranges, prunes.

Avoid saturated fats and eat unsaturated fats in moderation.

Eat low-fat desserts only.

Monitor fluid intake, which includes all fluids and foods that are liquid at room temperature.  (+ info)

What is the prognosis for infantile nephrotic syndrome? Where can I get info on this disease?

I have a 8mos old patient with generalized swelling, scanty urination and presently with pneumonia and diarrhea. Labs show hypoalbuminemia, hypercholesterolemia, proteinuria and microcytic hematuria. Patient is septic but getting better with cefipime and IV fluids. We plan to give pulse steroids and get kidney biopsy once patient is better. I can only find a handful of info regarding this conition. pls help

where info? Lots of info out there. Personally, I've not dealt with peds patients with this rare disorders.




http://www.kidney.org/atoz/atozItem.cfm?id=53  (+ info)

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