What are the Complications of Nephrotic Syndrome

What are the Complications of Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome refers to a group of clinical symptoms caused by many factors. Here the article is mainly on the complications of this disorder. And if not controlled well, some of them might be life-threatening.

Complications of Nephrotic Syndrome

Blood clots: It is very common among those with Nephrotic Syndrome, especially for the MGN, and the incidence can be as high as 25%-40%. In general, it can be induced by swelling, vein congestion, hyperlipemia, the usage of adrenal cortex hormone, etc.

Acute kidney failure: When there is quick loss of renal function, more and more toxins and metabolic products will accumulate in the blood. In this condition, an emergency dialysis is needed to remove the waste products and toxins.

Infection: With huge loss of immunoglobulins in urine, patient's body resistance will be affected largely. At this time, they are easily to get infected, such as, respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, skin infection, peritonitis infection, etc.

Coronary heart disease:  Patients with this disease often have hyperlipidemia and high-coagulation syndrome, so they are more likely to develop coronary heart disease. And it has become the third leading cause of death among those sufferers.

Electrolyte or metabolism disorder: Long-term usage of diuretics or unreasonable non-salt diet can lead to hyponatremia; In addition, the usage of adrenal cortex hormone can lead to hypokalemia easily.

Chronic kidney failure: With time, there can be gradual loss of kidney function. In advanced stage, patients with this disorder may be suggested to undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant.

The above are common complications of nephrotic syndrome, but not everyone will definitely suffer from these. If you happen to be a person with this disorder, we are always here to help. Any questions, please email us:kidneyfight@hotmail.com or consult with our online doctor directly. Best wishes!

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