Childhood nephrotic syndrome most commonly occurs between the ages of one and a half to eight, although it can occur at any age. It is not a disease in itself but rather an indication of an ailment that may be damaging the blood-filtering units in the kidneys. Symptoms include high levels of urinary protein, low levels of blood protein, swelling due to water and salt build ups, less frequent urination, weight gain caused by fluid buildup and fatigue. Treatment options include prednisone or other drug therapy, low salt diets, and homoeopathy.
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