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What complications can nephrotic syndrome cause?

May 13, 2017

I believe you all know that the person has two kidneys, but when the nephrotic syndrome appears,  it will cause serious harm to the two kidneys, causing them to work abnormal, affects the health of patients, a lot of friends for the harm of nephrotic syndrome is not particularly clear. What complications can nephrotic syndrome cause?
(1) infection: because a large number of immunoglobulins are lost in urine, the plasma proteins decrease and affect the formation of antibodies. The use of corticosteroids and cytotoxic drugs, so that patients with decreased systemic resistance, prone to infection, such as skin infection, primary peritonitis, respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, and even induce sepsis.
(2) coronary heart disease: nephrotic syndrome patients often have hyperlipidemia and blood hypercoagulability, so prone to coronary heart disease. It is reported that the incidence of myocardial infarction in nephrotic syndrome patients is 8 times higher than that in normal subjects. Coronary heart disease has become the third leading cause of death in nephrotic syndrome (second only to infection and renal failure).
(3) thrombosis: Patients with nephrotic syndrome are prone to thrombosis, especially the incidence of membranous nephropathy is up to 25% to 40%. The causes of thrombus are edema, patient activity, venous stasis, high blood lipids, blood viscosity increased, the concentration of fibrinogen and high content of V, x, VII, VIII factor and increase the use of adrenal cortical hormone and prone to blood hypercoagulability.
Based on the above content, we have some understanding of the harm to the nephrotic syndrome, kidney is very important for us, this organ plays an important role in the body, so when the nephrotic syndrome occurs, it will affect the health of the kidney, bring a lot of burden and harm to our kidneys.
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