Nephrotic syndrome is a complex kidney disease that causes the kidneys not to work properly. This can cause a disturbance in the balance of fluid and protein in the body, leading to a variety of health problems. Nephrotic syndrome can occur in children and adults and is often a symptom of other kidney diseases. In this article we have written for you, we will try to give information about the definition, symptoms, and causes of nephrotic syndrome.
What Is Nephrotic Syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is a disorder in the function of the kidneys to filter blood. By filtering the blood, the kidneys ensure that unnecessary fluid and waste substances in the body are excreted in the urine. In nephrotic syndrome, the glomeruli, the blood-filtering structures of the kidneys, are damaged, causing large amounts of protein to be excreted in the urine. This leads to low protein levels in the body (hypoproteinaemia) and fluid accumulation (edema).
What Are The Symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome?
Symptoms of nephrotic syndrome may vary depending on the severity and duration of the disease. Initial symptoms are usually mild and may worsen over time. The most common symptoms of nephrotic syndrome are;
- Foam formation in the urine,
- Weight gain,
- Fatigue and weakness,
- Loss of appetite and nausea,
- Increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels,
What Causes Nephrotic Syndrome?
The causes of nephrotic syndrome are varied and are usually due to another underlying kidney disease. The most common causes of nephrotic syndrome are;
- Primary glomerular diseases,
- Systemic diseases,
- Drugs and toxins,
- Genetic factors,
Treatment of nephrotic syndrome depends on identifying the underlying cause and applying appropriate treatment modalities. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent the progression of kidney damage and improve patients’ quality of life. If you are experiencing symptoms of nephrotic syndrome, it is important to consult a nephrologist and receive referral for appropriate assessments and treatments.
How Is Nephrotic Syndrome Diagnosed?
For the diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome, the patient’s complaints and symptoms are first evaluated. Then, a definitive diagnosis is made using various laboratory and imaging methods.
The following steps are applied during the diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome;
- Physical examination,
- Urine tests,
- Blood tests,
- Imaging modalities,
- Kidney biopsy
How Is Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment?
Nephrotic syndrome treatment is determined according to the underlying cause of the disease and the general health status of the patient. The main goal of treatment is to restore kidney function and relieve symptoms. The following treatment methods are used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome;
- Drug treatment,
- Dietary regulations,
- Fluid restriction,
- Hypertension control,
- Kidney transplant,
Treatment of nephrotic syndrome aims to improve the patient’s quality of life and prevent kidney failure. Therefore, it is important for patients to have regular check-ups and make lifestyle changes in accordance with the doctor’s recommendations.
Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment Prices in Turkey
Turkey has managed to announce its name to the world with its investments and studies in the field of health. Especially the latest technological devices used in diagnosis and treatment procedures have been a beacon of hope for many diseases. However, there has been an increase in health tourism in Türkiye.
- Hospitals are large, clean, spacious and fully equipped in terms of technological equipment.
- Turkish doctors are specialized, successful, and skilled in their fields.
- Nurses and carers are friendly and compassionate.
- Finding answers to the questions asked quickly and accurately.
- Patience and understanding of all staff, including the intermediary company dealing with the patient.
- Turkey offers holiday opportunities with its natural and historical beauties.
- Easy transportation.
- Diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, eating, drinking, dressing, and holiday needs can be met at affordable prices.
Such situations are shown among the reasons for preference. Regarding Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment Prices in Turkey, we can see that patients and their relatives who want to come to Turkey are doing research. However, it would not be correct to give clear price information at this stage. Many factors such as the type of disease, stage, diagnosis process, treatment process, and stay in Türkiye affect the price issue. If you want to get more detailed price information, you can contact us. In addition, if you come to Turkey for treatment through us, we can facilitate your visa application process with the invitation letter sent by us to the consulate.
Prof.Dr. Ergün Dağlıoğlu (Eğitim Görevlisi), Beyin Cerrahı, Beyin Ve Sinir Cerrahisi
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