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I need help! Someone that I care a great deal about was diagnosed with Kidney Disease December 2014. He has been on a regimen of Chemotherapy (200mg daily) for the past year to cure his condition. For those that do not understand what Kidney Disease is... His own antibodies are rejecting his own protein in his blood vessels. The protein is being release from his blood vessels and being eliminated through his urine. Because he does not have enough protein in his blood vessels his blood vessels are releasing water from his blood. This water is being released into his body which is making his entire body swell (he is retaining a lot of fluids throughout his entire body). His Kidney specialist has been doing blood panels and watching his progress which unfortunately hasn't been good. His protein loss has fluctuated throughout the entire year and has never gone below the original test results of 3400. His last protein count has been 4400 a month ago. His results have gone as high as 13000.

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replied December 21st, 2015
Kidney Conditions Answer A55353
Welcome to e health forum.

From your history and description it seems that your kidney condition has resulted in Nephrotic syndrome.

Nephrotic syndrome is caused by different disorders that damage the kidneys. This damage leads to the release of too much protein in the urine.

To control nephrotic syndrome, treatment of the underlying disorder that is causing it is needed.

Treatment currently is based on managing the basic problems in the patients, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, reducing protienuria, steroids and immunosuppressives to prevent progression, and ultimately managing end stage renal disease with either dialysis or renal transplantation.

You may consider to consult your treating nephrologist for reassurance or further advice and treatment.

I hope this helps.

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