Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

World Kidney Day....

Bring awareness to others about kidney issues!
There are more children than you know that have Nephrotic Syndrome… many people have never heard of Nephrotic Sydrome… let alone that it is a kidney ailment.
It doesn’t stop with children… it can be found in adults … which is much more serious.
Please… take some time today to spread the word about this… bring awareness to others of this issue and any others that you know of. Most of all PRAY. Pray for total healing around the world for all with Kidney Ailments!

What is nephrotic syndrome?

Nephrotic syndrome is a condition often characterized by the following:

*very high levels of protein in the urine
*low levels of protein in the blood
*swelling, especially around the eyes, feet, and hands
*high cholesterol

What causes nephrotic syndrome?

Generally, nephrotic syndrome results from damage to the kidneys' glomeruli - the tiny blood vessels that filter waste and excess water from the blood and send them to the bladder as urine. However, in some cases, the cause remains unknown.Nephrotic syndrome may occur with many diseases, including the kidney diseases caused by type 2 diabetes. Prevention of nephrotic syndrome relies on controlling these diseases.

What are the symptoms of nephrotic syndrome?

Nephrotic syndrome is actually a set of symptoms and not a disease in and of itself.

The following are the most common symptoms of nephrotic syndrome. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

*high blood pressure
*swelling in the feet and hands, and around the eyes
*susceptibility to infections

God Bless you all!!!

My 9yr old has Nephrotic Syndrome

1 comment:

Molly's Mum said...

WOW my 3 year old does - please visit my blog too xxx