Paediatric Nephrotic Syndrome

Pediatric Nephrologist in Aurangabad

Pediatric Nephrologist in Aurangabad

Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney condition that leads to swelling and other symptoms. While it can affect people at any age, nephrotic syndrome usually occurs in children between 2 and 9 years of age.

In children with nephrotic syndrome, tiny filters in the kidneys, called glomeruli, are injured. This injury causes them to let too much protein leak out of the blood and into the urine. The low protein levels in the blood cause water to move from the blood and into other parts of the body, such as the face, legs, arms, and abdomen (belly). This water in parts of the body is what causes the swelling, also called edema. Pediatric Nephrologist in Aurangabad can help manage this condition effectively.

What are the symptoms of nephrotic syndrome?

Swelling in the legs, abdomen and around the eyes is usually the first sign of nephrotic syndrome. The eye swelling is usually worse in the morning. Sometimes there may be swelling in the genital area.

Swelling around the eyes may be confused with allergies. However, urine tests that shows large amounts of protein usually point to nephrotic syndrome.

Among other symptoms, your child may say that their urine looks “foamy.” High cholesterol in the blood can also happen with nephrotic syndrome.

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