NEPHROTIC SYNDROME IN CHILDREN
Nephrotic syndrome in children
Nephrotic syndrome in children is a kidney disorder seen in children. In this disease, protein is lost in the form of urine, which causes a deficiency of protein in the body. Symptoms of nephrotic syndrome in children are-
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Causes of Nephrotic syndrome in Children:
A glomerulus is a tiny blood vessel contained within your kidneys. Your kidneys filter extra water and waste products from your blood as it passes through these vessels. Your bloodstream contains proteins and other substances that your body needs.
A person with nephrotic syndrome has damaged glomeruli and cannot filter their blood properly. Protein leaks into your urine when these blood vessels are damaged.
Your urine loses albumin, which is a protein. In your kidneys, albumin is responsible for the removal of excess fluids. Your urine then removes this fluid.
The extra fluid in your body is held in by albumin. Your legs, feet, ankles, and face will swell (edema). So, these were some causes of nephrotic syndrome in children.
Nephrotic Syndrome in Children Diet
Nephrotic syndrome in children is a dangerous health problem and you should take care of your child, you can give a diet for curing nephrotic syndrome.
Here is the diet for Nephrotic Syndrome:
The amount of salt in your child’s diet may need to be reduced to prevent further water retention and oedema.
Eat whole foods and limit your salt intake.
Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome should eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, low in salt, fat, and cholesterol.
So, it was the nephrotic syndrome in children diet.
Nephrotic Syndrome in Children Treatment
Nephrotic syndrome in children treatment is anti-inflammatory. So, steroids are given, but we cannot continue the steroid for a lifetime due to its side effects. We need something that works as a steroid but not a steroid.
Lack of protein in the body leads to complications such as retreatment and improper formation of hormones and amino acids. Therefore, the retention of protein is important for a patient with nephrotic syndrome.
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In this video, I (Dr. Puru Dhawan) will tell you about Nephrotic Syndrome.
Dr. Puru Dhawan, the best Pediatric Nephrologist in Delhi provide Nephrotic syndrome treatment in Model Town, Delhi, India. Sai Sanjivani provides the best treatment for nephrotic syndrome in India. Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder which can be caused by a variety of kidney problems affecting the functioning of glomeruli, tiny blood vessels in the kidney which act as blood filters.
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