Membranous Nephropathy is a kidney disease caused by immune disorders and is characterized by inflammation of the glomeruli. Is cellcept right for membranous nephropathy?
Get facts on cellcept
CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) is an immunosuppressant, a medicine that lowers your body’s immune system. It is always used for kidney transplant patients to fight infections and rejection.
It is also used in kidney disease patients to reduce proteinuria. However, is it right for membranous nephropathy?
Overview of membranous nephropathy
As mentioned above, this kidney disease is characterized by deposition of immune complexes on epithelial cells of glomerular basement membrane. That is caused by repeated inflammation on glomeruli.
Effects of cellcept for membranous nephropathy
Cellcept can be used for inhibiting the antibody reaction, thus controlling the deposition of immune complex. However, cellcept can only inhibit the immune disorders but cannot clear up the accumulations of immune complexes. It cannot repair the damaged glomerular basement membrane , either. That’s why patients see recurrence of illness condition.
Cellcept can help patients control symptoms temporarily. In addition, long term of this medicines may also cause some adverse effects. Most patients will have some kidney damage within 2-20 years. About 20% of those patients will progress to end-stage renal disease.
Natural remedies for membranous nephropathy
In our hospital, we treat kidney disease mainly by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Based on them, some therapies are innovated, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy Therapy and Medicated Bath. They can expand blood vessels, fight against inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes, thus improving blood circulation and repairing damaged renal tissues. As long as the kidney function can be enhanced, excess wastes can be eliminated effectively.
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