Is Nephrotic Syndrome hereditary? Most of the time, people are told Nephrotic Syndrome is not hereditary, but in many cases we can find people with family members suffering Nephrotic Syndrome develop this disease easily. Why is this? Is Nephrotic Syndrome hereditary or not on earth?
What is Nephrotic Syndrome?
Nephrotic Syndrome is a kind of kidney problem in which massive protein leak into urine (more than 3.5g per day) and patients experience severe swelling, low protein in blood and hyperlipidaemia. Nephrotic Syndrome can affect any age, although it is mainly found in adults with a ratio of adults to children of 26 to 1. It progresses to kidney failure directly if left uncontrolled, so timely diagnosis and treatment are of great clinical significance.
Is Nephrotic Syndrome hereditary?
Since Nephrotic Syndrome is not an exact diseases, but a group of clinical manifestations, many illnesses can cause it. Therefore, in clinic, Nephrotic Syndrome can be primary or secondary.
For primary Nephrotic Syndrome, it is hereditary and mainly caused by gene mutation. Therefore, gene test as of now is an important diagnosis method of primary Nephrotic Syndrome. Primary Nephrotic Syndrome is also called congenital nephrotic syndrome and usually occurs within the first three months of life. For this reason, primary Nephrotic Syndrome is more common among baby or children.
As for secondary Nephrotic Syndrome, it is extragenetic, which means this kind of Nephrotic Syndrome does not pass down from generation to generation. In our daily life, secondary Nephrotic Syndrome is commonly secondary to Purpura Nephritis, SLE (Systematic Lupus Erythematosus) and Hepatitis B-related nephritis and so on.
What is the treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome?
The most common used medicines for Nephrotic Syndrome are cellcept, prednisone and many other steroid medicines. With these medicines, patients can get quick and obvious remission, but unfortunately, illness condition relapses easily when patients reduce medicine dose or stop taking medicines. Besides, for children with Nephrotic Syndrome, long-term taking of these medicines will influence their mental development and physical development. For this reason, herbal treatment is more preferable. As for the herbal treatment that can be used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is highly recommended. This treatment has been received by kidney disease patients from more than 60 countries and won great reputation at home and abroad. Lastly, if you are interested in this treatment, you can consult our on-line doctors. You can directly talk with them face to face to get more detailed information.
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