What is a nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is defined by the following characteristics:
– proteinuria (loss of proteins into urine)
– hypo-albuminemia (decreased levels of the protein albumin in blood )
– edema (an accumulation of fluids in the body, which creates swelling)
– hyperlipidemia (an increased level of fats in blood)
Our blood is filtered by the kidneys. The kidney consists of millions of small “filtering units” (glomeruli)...