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Do Boys Have a Higher Incidence of Nephrotic Syndrome Than Girls

2015-03-14 02:03

Do Boys Have a Higher Incidence of Nephrotic Syndrome Than GirlsNephrotic Syndrome is not an independent kidney disease, but refers to a condition that is characterize by a group of symptoms. It can attack both adults and children. Do boys have a higher incidence of Nephrotic Syndrome than girls?

Incidence and prevalence of Nephrotic Syndrome

. It affects more boys than girls. The condition is usually first diagnosed in children aged between two and five.

About two in every 10,000 people experience Nephrotic Syndrome. But it is commonly seen in young children. It affects more boys than girls. The condition is usually first diagnosed in children aged between two and five.

Diagnosis of Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome can usually be diagnosed after dipping a chemically sensitive strip into a urine sample. If there are large amounts of protein in a person’s urine, the strip will change color.

A blood test showing low levels of protein will confirm the diagnosis.

In some cases, when initial treatment doesn't work, your child may need to have a kidney biopsy.

Signs and symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome

● Proteinuria: The protein leakage of more than 3.5 grams during a 24-hour period, or 25 times the normal amount, is the primary indicator of Nephrotic Syndrome.

● Hypoalbuminemia (low level of albumin in the blood)

● Edema (swelling)

● Hyperlipemia (high level of cholesterol in the blood)

Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome

Treatment may be different for adults and children. You can email to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com for specific treatment.

In our hospital, we treat Nephrotic Syndrome mainly by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The key effect of TCM is to improve blood circulation and repairing damaged renal tissues. That is to treat kidney disease from the root. There are also children from abroad come to our hospital for receiving treatment. You can see them from pictures in our website.

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