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What Is the Physical Sign of Nephrotic Syndrome

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What Is the Physical Sign of Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is a typical sign to indicate that your kidneys have fail to function properly. Once your kidneys cannot work well, some symptoms or discomforts occur and affect your body health. Therefore, only knowing the signs of the kidney disease, can you take timely treatment so as to stop its progression timely. Here we will discuss the topic: what’s the physical sign of nephrotic syndrome?

Actually, nephrotic syndrome is a group of clinical symptoms ranter than a certain kidney disease. There are some typical body signs to indicate the kidney damage for your reference. If you do suffer from more than two conditions at the one time, you should pay more attention to your kidney health and seek professional help from a doctor. Or you can submit your illness condition in the form below or email to and we will reply you within 48 hours.

Now, let’s have a look at the signs of nephrotic syndrome.

High blood pressure

So far, high blood pressure and Diabetes are two leading causes of kidney damage. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they are prone to suffer from high blood pressure.


Swelling or edema is one typical symptom for patients with the kind of kidney disease. The damaged kidney cannot discharge extra wastes and extra fluid from the body, resulting in swelling. Especially, due to the gravity, edema usually appears on patients’ lower legs.


When renal damage exists, it is too insufficient for kidneys to maintain daily functional operation, thus causing permeability change of glomerular basement menbrane. Barrier functions are then damaged, which is unable to block albumin effectively from spilling, thus causing protein. Hypoproteinemia then exists when the content of serum albumin is lower than 30g/L.

Less urine

Patients may suffer from less urine. Generally speaking, some patients often have urine output less than 400 mL per day. What’s worse, patient may have no urine.

Other signs

Itching skin and dry skin

Fatigue and anemia

Nausea and vomiting

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