Nephrotic Syndrome is an autoimmune disease seen more in children aged 18 months to 8 years. In this disease, the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged due to a malfunction of the immune system of the body, which causes inflammation of the kidneys. Patients with this disorder often have high levels of protein in urine. Is there any treatment which can eliminate this problem?
Cause of protein in urine in Children Nephrotic Syndrome
The kidneys are like body's filters, which remove wastes from the blood via
the urine and return the cleaned blood back to the body. Each kidney had
millions of units to filter blood called glomeruli. Glomeruli are tiny blood
vessels that form a meshwork in the kidney which can cleanse the blood and get
rid of wastes, excess salt, and waste, while keep things that the body needs,
such as proteins and blood cells.
When the kidneys become diseased, they fail to prevents a majority of protein
from getting filtered into the urine. Normally, a person losses less than 150 mg
of protein in the urine in a 24-hour period. However, a child of Nephrotic
Syndrome will lose more than 0.05 g/kg body weight or more protein during a
Is there any treatment for protein in urine in Children Nephrotic
To reduce Urine Protein, steroid medication will be prescribed, and the
protein disappears from the urine within a short period of time. This is only a
remission rather than cure, as the symptoms can come back, known as a relapse.
The disease will often recur once or several times. Then, how to cure the
Actually, the correct treatment for eliminating the leakage of protein should
focus on repair the damaged renal filters, restore the kidney function and
regulate the overall immune system. Only in this way, proteinuria will disappear
forever and the disease can be treated, or even cured.
Immunotherapy is just such a new breakthrough. Under this treatment, all of
the above goals can be achieved.