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Nephrotic syndrome, 4 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you
User :   hello
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   carry on with your question
User :   i am suffering from a disease nephrotic syndrome
Doctor :   ok
User :   related to kidney
User :   from last 4 yrs
User :   for 2 yrs i did alopetheic treatment
User :   but relapses occur
User :   i got protiens in my urine
Doctor :   ok
User :   then i went for aurvedic medicne
Doctor :   ok
User :   which i am taking for past two yrs
Doctor :   ok
User :   since then my reports are always normal
User :   bt i am still taking those medicine
User :   i have been maried for past 1yr
User :   now i want a child
Doctor :   ok

User :   so i want to asks about risk and precaution in my case
User :   if i am pregnent
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age 25,maritial status:married,weight:73kg,height:5.3inches:dependents:no,gender:female
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yes

Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me tell you first some facts
Doctor :   Nephrotic syndrome is losing of protein as you know
Doctor :   this increases per se in the early part of pregnancy
Doctor :   The important precautions to be taken are right follow ups to the doctor and getting the investigations done
Doctor :   as promptly told
Doctor :   The to be born baby should not have any effect if these are rightly done
Doctor :   yes there is increases risk of some complications than the normal pregnancy women and those are not necessaritly for every nephrotic mother
Doctor :   So Get the Ultra sound scans, Levels of HCG,
Doctor :   maternal AFP done
Doctor :   get the BP checks, eye check up, urine protein checks regularly done
Doctor :   as per doctors orders
Doctor :   OK
User :   what is ADP

Doctor :   AFP is alfa foeto protien done after 10 weeks
Doctor :   to 12 weeks of pregnancy
User :   ok
Doctor :   the majority of cases of nephrotic syndrome are due to "minimal change disease" or IgA nephropathy
Doctor :   If renal function is preserved
Doctor :   most of these pregnancies will be uncomplicated.
Doctor :   so hence the renal parameters are to be done too
Doctor :   regularly
User :   what is renal function
Doctor :   Having said all these the
Doctor :   The risk to pregnancy in many cases is more related to the cause of the nephrosis rather than the nephrotic syndrome
Doctor :   Sorry renal function means Kidney function
Doctor :   So ask your doctor what is the cause of your nephrotic syndrome
Doctor :   and say the same to the treating Obstetrician
Doctor :   whom you will be following up
Doctor :   during the pregnancy
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you understand what I said till now
Doctor :   ?
User :   yes

Doctor :   anything else I can tell you
User :   but i have some doubts
User :   if i take nephrotic medicine
User :   will it effect my child
Doctor :   No
User :   ok

Doctor :   What are the medicines that yoau re on now?
User :   i am taking aurvedic medicine now
Doctor :   I cannot say about that

User :   liqiud syrup is nephromed
Doctor :   as I am an allopathic doctor
User :   ok
User :   i have high bp problem also

Doctor :   The nephrotic syndrome has this problem too
User :   yes
User :   my doc told me so
User :   i am also avoiding protiens in my diet
User :   as per my doc advice
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   will this effect my child health

Doctor :   Do you mean the less intake of protein
User :   yes

Doctor :   You have to compensate with high carbohydrate diet
Doctor :   and moderately increase of fat too

Doctor :   For this you have to speak to a nutritionist
Doctor :   or dieticina
User :   ok

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User :   ok

User :   i filled that
User :   thanks
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