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Nephrotic syndrome is a structural disorder of the kidneys characterized by the damage to the protein filtering function of the kidneys, which results in a lot of protein being excreted from the body through urine.
Apart from the large amount of protein that comes out of the urine, other symptoms of nephrotic syndrome are swelling throughout the body, high cholesterol levels, and low levels of blood protein (albumin).
The main treatment for nephrotic syndrome is using steroids, which function to reduce the number of immune cells in the kidneys. Generally, people with nephrotic syndrome can get better with steroid treatment within 6-8 weeks.
Other medicines used in people with nephrotic syndrome include drugs to reduce swelling (diuretics). In addition, dietary arrangements are also important for patients with nephrotic syndrome, namely with a normal protein diet, limiting fluid intake, and a low-salt diet.
In connection with your question, dialysis is a therapeutic measure used to replace kidney function in patients whose kidneys are no longer functioning to filter blood from substances that are not needed by the body which will be excreted through urine. Patients with nephrotic syndrome who are not accompanied by kidney failure conditions (in this case to filter the blood as a whole and perform the function of removing substances that are not needed by the body through urine), the patient does not need to perform blood washing.
If indeed you have been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, you should do treatment according to the advice of the doctor who examined you and don't forget to control regularly according to the doctor's direction.
Here are things you can do to prevent worsening of symptoms in nephrotic syndrome:
Limit fluid intake
Limit salt intake
The normal diet for protein is 1.5-2 grams per day
Limit strenuous physical activity
Get enough rest, sleep 7 to 8 hours per day
Avoid consumption of alcoholic cigarettes, as well as illegal drugs
Manage stress well
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and is useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya