Nephrotic Syndrome Treatments, Causes, & Symptoms

The primary causes of the Nephrotic syndrome include:

  • Minimal-change nephropathy
  • Focal glomerulosclerosis
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Hereditary nephropathy

Nephrotic syndrome is caused due to the damage of the tiny blood vessels of the kidney. The glomeruli have a primary function of separating the things that the body needs to the devastate products like a sieve. When these glomeruli are vigorous, they keep the right amount of protein in the blood that is needed by the body, removing the rest in through urine. When the patient suffers from this Nephrotic syndrome, it leads in removing lots of protein out of the body through urine.

“ There are many causes of this syndrome that include: ”

Minimal Change Disease

In this case, the patient cannot determine the predicament in the kidney when they are tested under the medical reports. It can be regarded as the early stage of kidney disease.

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

In thickness, a patient suffers from scars and damage of the glomeruli of the kidney all of a sudden. It can be an internal injury/ infection from any other disease of the patient.

Membranous Nephropathy

It is the condition when the thickening membranes within the glomeruli happened. This thickening of the membranes is due to many factors like hepatitis B, malaria, lupus and cancer.


When the patient suffers from the Diabetes, the glomeruli of the kidney get affected. It is always advisable to lower the amount of sugar in the diet to keep the health of the kidney better.

Systemic lupus Erythematosus

This is because due to an inflammatory disease that kidney suffers from. It can lead to severe kidney failure for the long run.


In this case, the amyloid starts building up in the kidney that can damage the filtering functionality of the kidney. It is due to protein level start to pill up in the organ of the body.

Blood Clot

It happens when the blood clot blocks a vein that is connected to the kidney. It stops the kidney to filter the blood and make it unfit.

Heart Attack

Nephrotic syndrome can also cause due to heart failure/ attack. High Cholesterol level also leads to a Nephrotic syndrome in the patients.

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