Infographic: A snapshot on nephrotic syndrome and proteinuria
Nephrotic syndrome is a rare disease and, like chronic kidney disease (CKD), it is progressive and can lead to kidney failure. Proteinuria (protein in urine) is a symptom of nephrotic syndrome, and it can be one of the earliest indicators that something may be wrong with your kidneys. Proteinuria often causes foamy, frothy or bubbly urine, making it one of the first symptoms of kidney damage or disease you can actually see. With early detection, progression from CKD and nephrotic syndrome to kidney failure can often be slowed or even stopped. Our infographic gives a snapshot on nephrotic syndrome and proteinuria, and can serve as a reminder to speak to your doctor if you notice any of these early warning signs.