Minimal change disease (MCD) involves damage to your kidneys’ tiny filters. The cause of MCD is unknown. Some suspected causes for MCD are allergic reactions, tumors, using NSAIDs, or infections. Symptoms of MCD include swelling, weight gain (from fluid retention), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and foamy urine.

Even if you treat MCD, it is possible that it could come back. It is important to monitor your health closely to recognize signs of the disease coming back.

MCD can often be controlled, so talk to your doctor about the best treatment if you have MCD.

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