Nephrotic Syndrome is also known as nephrosis and is characterized by the presence of proteinuria, oedema, hyperlipidaemia, and hypoalbuminaemia. It can be caused by a wide range of primary and secondary diseases, among which respiratory tract infection is one of the most common factor. In this text, we will discuss about the relationship between respiratory tract infections and Nephrotic Syndrome.
1. Nephrotic Syndrome can be induced by a respiratory tract infection
When a person gets affected by a respiratory tract infection, a bacteria or
virus will enter into the body easily. In order to rid these germs, the
immunocyte will devour them. During the process of killing bacterium and virus,
immunocyte become dead. For people with weak physique, there are less
In some cases, these cells fail to devour the germs, but bind up with them
temporarily, forming a kind of immune complex. The immune complex circulates in
the blood, and then deposit on the glomerular basement membrane, causing damage
to the glomeruli-tiny filters of the kidneys. With increased permeability, more
and more protein will be spilt, and eventually cause Nephrotic Syndrome.
2. Respiratory tract infections may aggravate the effects of Nephrotic
Infection is also a common complication of the disease, which can lead to
relapse and poor therapeutic effects if not treated timely or thoroughly. In
severe cases, patients face the danger of death, so patients should pay much
attention to it.
The following are some suggestions that can help patients prevent
▪ In order to improve the immune ability, people can do regular exercises,
such as biking, walking, jogging, etc. Moreover, some medications can be taken
under the doctor's permission.
▪ Avoid catching a cold or over-strain work as well as has better not go to
the crowed places.
▪ Get enough protein from the daily diet. Proper foods contained high-quality
protein include lean meat, fish, eggs, etc.