Nephrotic syndrome is a condition that involves the release of too much protein by your kidneys. This protein excretes from your body into your urine, damaging the kidneys and leading to this condition. The related blood vessels that assist in removing excess waste and water from your blood are also affected when one develops nephrotic syndrome.
You may notice swelling around your eyes, feet, and ankles. Another symptom to watch out for is foamy urine, which is caused by excessive amounts of protein. You may also experience fatigue or loss of appetite. When excessive fluids remain in your body, you will notice weight gain, too.
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