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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is nephrotic syndrome?

A condition in which the kidneys are damaged and leak protein. Common causes are autoimmune (body's immune system attacks itself) and diabetic kidney disease.

Symptoms of nephrotic syndrome

  • Facial swelling

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Swollen eyelids

  • Swollen legs / fluid retention in the legs

  • Swelling of the arms or hands

  • Frothy urine

  • Unintentional weight gain of more than 2 kg/month

  • Feeling breathless

Questions your doctor may ask to check for nephrotic syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose nephrotic syndrome

  • Do you have facial swelling?

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

  • Do you have puffy eyelids?

  • Do you have swollen legs?

  • Do you have swelling in your hands or arms?

Treatment for nephrotic syndrome

Treatment depends on the cause and degree of kidney damage. If this is caused by the immune system, the specialist may prescribe immune-suppressing medications. Medications to protect the kidneys and reduce water retention may also be given.

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