What you need to know about Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic Syndrome is a series of symptoms that show your kidneys aren't functioning properly, and the only way to know if your kidneys are working is through testing.

Nephrotic syndrome is a group of symptoms that show your kidneys are not working as well as they should. These symptoms include too much protein in your urine, not enough protein in your blood, too much fat or cholesterol in your blood, and swelling.

The only way to know how well your kidneys are working is to get tested. Even though there is no cure for nephrotic syndrome, there may be ways to treat the symptoms and keep the damage to your kidneys from getting worse.  If the disease affecting your kidneys is left untreated, it can continue damage a newly transplanted kidney.

Dr. Samira Farouk, a transplant nephrologist, will explain why nephrotic syndrome happens and how regularly visiting your doctor could save your kidneys.

Join our webinar to learn more about:

  • Nephrotic syndrome causes and symptoms
  • The risk of nephrotic syndrome post-transplant
  • The importance of follow-up visits after transplant



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Samira Farouk, MD, MS, FASN

Samira Farouk, MD, MS, FASN is a transplant nephrologist, Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship, and Social Media Director of the Division of Nephrology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

She is a graduate of Princeton University where she received her B.S.E in Chemical Engineering with a certificate in Spanish and Portuguese Language and Culture. She received her doctorate from Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she graduated with a Distinction in Research. She completed her internship, residency, and nephrology and transplant fellowship at ISMMS and served as Chief Fellow.

Dr. Farouk 's research interests include understanding pathogenetic mechanisms of kidney fibrosis and predictors of allograft survival. She is a member of the TANGO International Transplant Consortium whose goal is to study the recurrence of glomerular disease after transplantation, and now novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in kidney transplant recipients. She is interested in developing and studying innovative medical education tools and is the co-founder of NephSIM (www.nephsim.com), a mobile-optimized nephrology teaching tool. Dr. Farouk is also co-faculty lead of Renal Fellow Network (www.renalfellow.org).