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Top Ten Facts on Nephrotic Syndrome in Children

Nephrotic Syndrome is a group of symptoms which may occur in children. Read on and find the top 10 facts on nephrotic syndrome in children.

Top 1

Children with nephrotic syndrome will have periods when their symptoms are under control (remission) followed by periods when symptoms return (relapses). Most children will relapse less frequently as they get older, eventually "growing out of it" by their late teens.

Top 2

For about 80% of children with nephrotic syndrome, the cause is unknown. Their kidneys will appear normal or nearly normal after tests are done. Doctors refer to this as "minimal change disease".

Top 3

The common symptoms of childhood nephrotic syndrome include fatigue, decreased appetite, foamy urine, swelling, Back Pain, poor sleep etc.

Top 4

There is no cure for nephrotic syndrome, but many children grow out of the disease. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is suggested for it helps repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve kidney function naturally.

Top 5

In some cases, the doctor may want to examine a small piece of the child's kidney under a microscope to see if substances there are causing the syndrome.

Top 6

Childhood nephrotic syndrome can start at any age, but usually begins between the ages of two and five years. It is a rare condition that affects about 16 out of every 100,000 children at any given time, and it affects more boys than girls.

Top 7

Most children will have at least one relapse or recurrence of protein in the urine. Each relapse will need a further course of steroid treatment.

Top 8

Prednisone is used to stop the loss of protein from the blood into the urine. After one to four weeks of treatment, your child should begin going to the bathroom more often.

Top 9

If your child has a fever or starts complaining of severe pain in the belly, you should call your doctor at once.

Top 10

Your child will probably have this disease several years. It is very important to treat your child as normally as possible. Your child needs to continue his or her usual activities, such as going to school and seeing friends.

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