2. The Critical Role of Proteins in the Body
Proteins are the building blocks of our bodies. They play a pivotal role in building muscle, repairing tissue, and fighting infections. In short, they are essential for our overall health and well-being.
In Nephrotic Syndrome, the loss of protein through urine has far-reaching implications. It leads to a condition known as hypoalbuminemia, where the levels of albumin in the blood are lower than normal. Albumin is a vital protein that helps maintain the balance of fluids in and out of cells, tissues, and organs.
The loss of albumin and other proteins in the urine also impacts the body’s ability to fight infections. Proteins act as soldiers in our immune system, defending the body against invaders. A decrease in protein levels leaves the body vulnerable, increasing the risk of infections and illnesses.
Managing protein levels is a critical aspect of treating Nephrotic Syndrome. It requires a combination of medication, dietary changes, and ongoing medical supervision. The goal is to restore the balance of proteins in the body, ensuring that the patient can lead a healthy, active life. (2)