Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment

Nephrotic Syndrome is routine and common disorder that is caused by several factors. Children and young adults are more likely to be attacked by this kind of kidney disease. The common symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome are large amounts of pro

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Steroid Dependent Nephrotic Syndrome: When Do You Outgrow

2014-07-18 03:18

Steroid Dependent Nephrotic Syndrome: When Do You OutgrowNephrotic Syndrome is routine and common disorder that is caused by several factors. Children and young adults are more likely to be attacked by this kind of kidney disease. The common symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome are large amounts of protein leakage, heavy swelling, hyperlipidemia and hypoproteinemia. The main treatment is to use steroids. For some steroid dependent patients with Nephrotic Syndrome, they are wondering when they can outgrow it since a long term of steroids has brought them some discomforts.

Effects of steroids on people with Nephrotic Syndrome

When people are diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, they are recommended to take steroids to inhibit immune and inflammatory responses. According to the reaction of patients to steroids, they are divided three types: Steroid-dependent, steroid-sensitive, and steriod-resistant.

Steroid-sensitive: It means that the symptoms will be relieved after the patients take steroids for 8-12 weeks.

Steroid-dependent: When people with Nephrotic Syndrome reduce or stop the dosage of steroids, they will see the aggravation or recurrence of Nephrotic Syndrome.

Steroid-resistant: As the name applies, steroids do not work on patients.

For steroid-dependent Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they may have suffered a lot of side effects due to a long term using of steroids. If you ask me when can you out grow the steroids, I have to say that it depend how well you can control the symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome.

How can you outgrow steroids?

Firstly, taking enough and effective steroid to control symptoms well. When your illness condition is stable, you should try your best not to get tiredness or infection, especially a cold.

Secondly, slow down reducing the dosage and frequency of steroids. At the same time, combine traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) and western medicines. Traditional Chinese medicines can not only overcome the side effects of steroids but also be helpful for preventing the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome.

Our hospital—Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital have been committed to the innovative therapies for various kidney diseases. If you want to get rid of the dependence of steroids, we can help you. Leave a message below or email to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com, and we will reply you within 48 hours.

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