Nephrotic Syndrome Symptoms

Recently a patient left a message on our website: I have been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome for 3 years. There are bubbles in my urine. And my legs are a little swelling. Do all people with proteinuria have swelling?

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Do All Nephrotic Syndrome Patients with Proteinuria Have Swelling

2017-06-19 03:49

Recently a patient left a message on our website: I have been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome for 3 years. There are bubbles in my urine. And my legs are a little swelling. Do all people with proteinuria have swelling? If you have the similar condition with this patient. Go on reading to learn more information.

Do All Nephrotic Syndrome Patients with Proteinuria Have Swelling

Massive proteinuria can cause leg swelling.

When the kidneys are damaged, glomerular filtration membrane will be impaired and glomerular filtration function will decrease, leading to protein leakage. Meanwhile, long-term massive proteinuria can cause hypoproteinemia so as to decrease plasma colloid osmotic pressure. As a result, fluid permeates into tissue space from blood vessels, leading to swelling.

How to treat refractory swelling and proteinuria for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

Besides medical treatment, you should do the following things:

1. Controlling salt and water intake

When you eat too much salt, you will feel thirsty so as to make you drink a lot of water, which can worsen your swelling and put extra stress on kidneys. For healthy people, they can eat 5-6g alt. With kidney disease, your salt intake should be half of it, and you can at most eat 3g salt per day.

If you have swelling and less urine, you had better drink less water. And it is better for you to record your urine volume every day. And your water consumption can be the urine output in the previous day plus 500ml water. Besides, drink water in the day rather than the evening.

2. Following low protein diet

If you have severe swelling and hypoproteinemia, your protein intake should be 1g/kg per day. For example, if your weight is 60kg, you can consume 60g protein. If you have slight or moderate swelling, your protein intake should be controlled into 0.5-0.6g protein. Besides protein, you should pay attention to supplement enough calories.

Diet management can help you control your disease, but it is not enough. The fundamental way is to repair damaged kidneys. In our hospital, we use systemic Chinese medicine to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function. You can have a try.

Do all Nephrotic Syndrome patients with proteinuria have swelling? Yes, they have. If you can not control it well in the local, welcome to our hospital for treatment. For more information on our hospital and our treatment, please leave a message below or send emails to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com.

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