Nephritic Syndrome Treatment


Nephritic syndrome is a kidney disorder that causes your body to pass too much protein in your urine. Nephritic syndrome is usually caused by damage to the clusters of small blood vessels in your kidneys that filter waste and excess water from your blood.

Signs of nephritic syndrome that you may notice are:

The most common primary cause of nephritic syndrome in adults is a disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The only way to know for sure whether you have FSGS is to get a kidney biopsy. Even when treated, most people with FSGS will eventually develop kidney failure and will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. After transplant, there is still a chance that FSGS will return and you may lose your new kidney.

Treatment: There is no cure for nephritic syndrome, but your doctor might tell you to take certain medicines to treat the symptoms. And to keep the damage to your kidneys from getting worse.

  • Medicine to control blood pressure and cholesterol can help prevent you from having a heart attack or a stroke.
  • Medicine to help your body get rid of extra water can help control your blood pressure and can reduce swelling.

Journal of Nephrology and Urology is an Open Access peer-reviewed publication that discusses current research and advancements in diagnosis and management of kidney disorders as well as related epidemiology, pathophysiology and molecular genetics.

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Maya Wilson
Editorial Assistant
Journal of Nephrology and Urology