Diagnosis - Nephrology & Dialysis

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of conditions that arise together and increase the risk of stroke, diabetes and heart disease.  These conditions include being overweight, high cholesterol, elevated insulin levels and increased blood pressure.  Although one factor alone is not classified at metabolic syndrome, the presence of even one risk factor can contribute to disease and the risk increases with each additional condition.  The best way to avoid or delay the serious diseases associated with metabolic syndrome is to make lifestyle changes aimed at reducing the risk factors.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is caused by damage to the filtering apparatus of the kidneys, the two bean-shaped organs situated behind the abdominal organs and on either side of the spine. The kidneys’ function is to filter waste and unneeded water and materials out of the blood.  When this function is disturbed by nephrotic syndrome, important proteins are also filtered out of the blood.  When the level of protein in the blood decreases, parts of the body are then prone to swelling (edema).  Aside from swelling, other symptoms of nephrotic syndrome may include foamy urine, unexplained weight loss, stomach pain or feeling generally ill.  Nephrotic syndrome can lead to several complications including blood clots, dehydration, infection and kidney failure.  As there are various causes of nephrotic syndrome, treatment aims at handling the underlying problem.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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