What is Nephrotic syndrome life expectancy?

by Rahul Kumar Health and Medical

Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by the leakage of protein in the urine and high cholesterol levels in the blood. This excess protein loss is caused due to damaged blood vessels in the kidneys that help in the filtration of blood. This condition is the hampering of 3 grams of protein per day through the urine. It causes many problems like swelling (edema) in the ankles or feet, which increases the risk of other health problems.

Nephrotic syndrome is indicative of developing the following signs and symptoms in the body;

  1.                     Severe swelling or edema in the ankles, legs, or around the eyes
  2.                     Foamy and bubbly urine
  3.                     Weight gain due to excess fluid retention
  4.                     Fatigue/weakness
  5.                     High cholesterol levels in the blood
  6.                     Loss of appetite/ anorexia

Reasons that lead to Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is caused by damaged tufts of blood vessels, known as glomeruli of the kidneys. Glomeruli of the kidneys filter the blood by segregating waste and toxins from the pureblood. These glomeruli maintain the correct albumin levels, i.e., protein in the blood refrains it from spilling out in the urine.

Multiple other problems lead to nephrotic syndromes like Diabetic kidney disease, minimal change disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, Membranous nephropathy, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Amyloidosis, and a Blood clot in a kidney vein.


Various test and procedures like: diagnose nephrotic syndrome

  1. Urine test: It reveals the abnormalities in the urine. The collection of urine samples can do this for 24 hours.
  2. Blood test: It reveals the amount of cholesterol and blood triglycerides in the blood, a significant indicator of nephrotic syndrome.
  3. Kidney biopsy: This test is conducted by the examination of the kidney tissue sample.

Life Expectancy of Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is a typical instance occurs in children between the age of 18 months to 8 years. It is caused by a kidney disease known as minimal change disease that attacks children in particular. With the right kind of treatment, children easily get cured of this problem with no lasting effects. On the other hand, older children and adults slowly recover from this condition.

When it becomes chronic, Nephrotic syndrome can lead to kidney damage or complete loss of kidney function. This further decreases the lifespan of the patient. It can prove fatal once left untreated; it demands a quick treatment once it gets diagnosed.

Dietary measures to cure Nephrotic Syndrome

Specific dietary measures ought to be followed by the patient with nephrotic syndrome. These pointers are given below:

  1. Keep track of your protein intake in a day.
  2. Limit sodium or salt; avoid processed food, red meat, sauces, pickles, etc.
  3. Stick to homemade food and avoid regular dinners from outside
  4. Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet plans.

Ayurvedic Outlook

Ayurveda is a natural approach to treat all the body related to impairments. It claims that the imbalance between the mind, body, and soul leads to the accumulation of toxins in the body, which results in the diseases of kidneys or liver, etc. Ayurveda offers herbal treatment measures and healthy diet plans to reverse the kidneys' effects.

Karma Ayurveda, a well-known kidney treatment center, is currently headed by Dr. Puneet Dhawan, a well-established name in the Ayurveda sector. Karma Ayurveda treats all kidney ailments through safe and permanent measures. It has been working in this field since 1937 and is a proud pharmaceutical company in the Ayurveda sector.              

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