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Nephrotic Syndrome&Stage 5 Kidney Failure: What Causes Weight Gain

nephrotic syndrome, stage 5 kidney failureNephrotic Syndrome may cause the kidneys to gradually lose their function over time. If kidney function falls low enough, patient will progress to Stage 5 Kidney Failure. In the section below, we will talk about the reasons for weight gain in case of Nephrotic Syndrome and ESRD. After finding out the causes, treatment can be adopted to solve the problem.

Causes of weight gain in people with NS and Stage 5 Kidney Failure

- Swelling. When the glomeruli, tiny blood vessels that filter waste products and excessive fluid from the blood, fail to work properly, 3 grams or more of protein will leak into the urine during a 24-hour period. When blood is low in protein, fluid will build up in the body's tissues, resulting in swelling and puffiness. This will lead to increase of weight.

- Side effect of corticosteroids. Long-term used of corticosteroids, such as prednisone, has many side effects, including weight gain, sleeping difficulties, high blood pressure, a reduced ability to fight infection, etc. If you would like to find an alternative option with no side effect, please refer to: Natural Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome

- Dialysis. Weight gain can be a problem for persons undergoing peritoneal dialysis because the dialysate contains a high concentration of dextrose, a type of sugar. The body absorbs some of this dextrose during the dwell, which may cause gain of body weight. You can consult our online doctor for helpful advice to solve this problem.

Treatment of weight gain in Nephrotic Syndrome and Stage 5 Kidney Failure can be initiated after the exact cause of this condition is determined. The treatment includes medication, diet, exercises and so on. If you would like to know the details, please email us at kidneyservice@hotmail.com. Good luck!

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