Nephrotic syndrome occurs when the kidneys are not working properly. Healthy
kidneys filter out excess water, salts, and other things from the blood in our
body. Large amounts of protein and minerals are lost through urine when kidneys
have damaged filters. The body is left without enough protein to soak up water.
As a result, the water moves from the blood supply into body tissues. This
causes swelling in the tissues where the water pools.
common areas of swelling are in the face around the eyes and in the ankles and
feet. Fluid can also collect in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) involve only the bladder and urethra (the lower urinary system). Pyelonephritis results when a UTI progresses to involve the upper urinary system (the kidneys and ureters).
Pyelonephritis is a potentially serious kidney infection that can spread to the blood, causing severe illness. Fortunately, pyelonephritis is almost always curable with antibiotics.
The kidneys filter the blood to produce urine. Two tubes called the ureters carry urine from the kidneys down...