Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome is aimed at treating the symptoms caused by the illness, and according to the underlying reasons of the illness, apply different medicines to patients.
Treatment of edema
The most direct way to treat edema is using diuretic medicine to remove excess water in the body. Diuretics work on the cells in the kidney tubules to make them pass out more water rather than reabsorbing water back into the bloodstream. Thus oncotic pressure in blood will level up, so the fluid in tissues is back to blood. The symptom of edema will alleviate. Patients during the treatment should take limited amount of salt against aggravating edema.
Treatment of high blood pressure
Most patients experience high blood pressure after they get kidney disease. The reason is kidney releases hormones to participate in regulating the blood pressure. When kidney can’t work as normal, the regulation will be disturbed. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) seems having a protective effect on the kidneys, as they are commonly used for kidney patients with high blood pressure.
Treatment of the underlying cause
Nephrotic Syndrome can be caused by many diseases, so treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome based on the various reasons.
For example, minimal change disease is a common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome in children. Corticosteroids have a good efficacy of treating minimal change disease. These medicines work well to stop the leak of protein from the kidneys, while in focal glomerulosclerosis, only 20 % patients respond well to corticosteroids.
Besides these western medicines, Chinese medicines also have a good effect in Nephrotic Syndrome treatment. Patient can get personalized medicines formula based on their conditions. These medicines could relieve the symptoms and get the kidney recover at the same time. If you are interested in our therapy, feel free to contact us.
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