Nephrotic Syndrome Glossary 

Albuminuria: Loss of albumin (one of the vital proteins in the body) in the urine.

Antigen: Antigens are foreign agents like bacteria, viruses, and toxic material. When they enter the body, an immune response is produced by the host to eliminate antigens.

Antibody: Antibodies are proteins, which are produced by the defense system of the body to eliminate antigens.

Antihypertensive medicine: Medicines given to control high blood pressure.

Ascites: Ascites is the presence of excess fluid in the peritoneal abdominal cavity.

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is one of several types of fats that play an important role in our body.

Creatinine and urea: Body wastes, which are removed by the kidneys.

Edema/Oedema: Swelling or bloating of the body due to accumulation of fluid/water in-between the body cells.

Glomerulus (pleural-glomeruli): Glomeruli are tiny blood vessels that form a meshwork in the kidney through which blood is strained to filter out excess water and waste products.

Glomerulonephritis: Glomerulonephritis is a kidney disease in which glomeruli become inflamed and scarred and slowly lose their ability to remove wastes and excess water from the blood to make urine.

Hematuria: Presence of blood in the urine.

Henoch-schonlein purpura: It is a disorder caused by an inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis) and presents with skin rash, joint pain, abdominal pain, and kidney disease.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma: Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a malignant (cancerous) growth of cells in the lymph system of the body.

Hypoalbuminemia: Low levels of albumin in the body.

Hypoproteinemia: Low levels of proteins in the body.

Hypercholesterolemia: High levels of cholesterol in the body.

Hyperlipidemia: High levels of fats in the body.

Multiple myeloma: Multiple Myeloma is a form of cancer of the blood and immune system.

Nephrotic syndrome: The term is coined using two words: Nephros meaning kidney and syndrome meaning a group of disorders. Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder characterized by the loss of proteins in the urine.

Peritoneal cavity: Synonymous to the abdominal cavity.

Pleura: Membranous coverings of lungs.

Proteins: Proteins are the very important nutrients of the body and are made up of a combination of many chemicals called amino acids.

Proteinuria: Loss of proteins in the urine.

Systemic lupus erythematosus: An immune disorder in which body defenses are directed against the body’s own tissues and organs like joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, etc.

Thromboembolism: The blocking of a blood vessel by a thrombus or clot that has become detached from its site of formation.

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A 17-year-old male patient, Mr. A.K. (PIN: 12482) visited Life Force Homeopathy with the complaints of Nephrotic Syndrome on 3rd July 2016.

Each episode of the nephrotic syndrome would start with cold and cough, throat pain, and fever occasionally. In his reports, urine prote.....Read more

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  • Low levels of albumin (hypoalbuminemia)
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She was suffering from nephrotic syndrome almost for 1 year. She had experienc.....Read more

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