If you have Nephrotic Syndrome (NS), you know how important it is to track kidney health and function. In terms of daily testing, the key tests that help to track kidney function include: first morning protein, weight, and blood pressure. During monthly doctor appointments additional values are checked, such as creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
Although many patients have turned to eHealth tools online or via smart phone apps, sometimes it is easier to just have a piece of paper in front of you to keep track of important medical data. Below you will find printable resources to help keep you organized and in tune with specific aspects of you or your loved ones care!
First Morning Urine and Weight
Whether a patient is currently spilling protein or in remission and weaning off of drugs, doctors often ask to for first morning urine dip stick results and weight. It is nice to have this information in one spot not only to keep track of trends, but also to look back on past response times, symptoms, etc. Click below and print off our Weight and Proteinuria Log.
Printable Weight and Proteinuria Log (PDF)
Printable Medication Weaning Calendar with urine dip stick and weight fields (PDF)
Depending on kidney function and symptoms of proteinuria, many patients with NS suffer from high blood pressure. Some might even struggle with low blood pressure and require frequent blood pressure checks. Please click on and print the document below to help keep track of blood pressure and trends.
Printable Blood Pressure Log (PDF)
It is always important to keep a list of all medications, dosages, etc. There are many apps for smart phones, but we suggest always keeping a hard copy in an easy to see location in case of emergency. Use our printable medication list and post it on the fridge, keep it in a purse or in the car just in case!
Printable Medication Chart (PDF)