A collection of symptoms that include severe edema, proteinuria, and hypoalbuminemia; it is indicative of renal dysfunction

Symptoms of Nephrosis

The following features are indicative of Nephrosis:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • sleep problems
  • weight gain
  • muscle twitches
  • muscle cramps
  • swelling of feet and ankles
  • seizures
It is possible that Nephrosis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Nephrosis

The following are the most common causes of Nephrosis:
  • diabetic kidney disease
  • renal vein thrombosis
  • glomerulonephritis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • amyloidosis

Risk Factors for Nephrosis

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Nephrosis:
  • hepatitis B
  • hepatitis C
  • malarial infection
  • diabetic kidney disease
  • glomerulonephritis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • amyloidosis

Prevention of Nephrosis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Nephrosis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • choose lean sources of protein
  • reduce the amount of fat and cholesterol in diet
  • eat a low-salt diet

Occurrence of Nephrosis

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Nephrosis cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Nephrosis can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Nephrosis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Nephrosis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Nephrosis:
  • Blood tests: To look the levels of creatinine and urea in the blood
  • Urine tests: To analyze the kidney abnormalities
  • kidney biopsy: To find the cause of the disorder

Doctor for Diagnosis of Nephrosis

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Nephrosis:
  • Nephrologist

Complications of Nephrosis if untreated

Yes, Nephrosis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Nephrosis is left untreated:
  • acute kidney failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • fluid overload
  • heart failure
  • fluid buildup in lungs
  • pneumococcal pneumonia
  • malnutrition
  • renal vein thrombosis

Procedures for Treatment of Nephrosis

The following procedures are used to treat Nephrosis:
  • Dialysis: Removes the waste products and extra fluid from the blood
  • Kidney transplantation: Surgically replacement of healthy kidney from a donor into the another body

Self-care for Nephrosis

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Nephrosis:
  • Consumption of fat free diet: Helps to control the blood cholesterol levels
  • Eat a low-salt diet: Helps to control the swelling in the hands and legs

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Nephrosis

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Nephrosis:
  • Acupuncture: Improves the kidney function
  • Massage: Rehabilitation strategy to improve the well-being of kidneys
  • Meditation: Improves the functioning of kidneys

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Nephrosis.

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