How Is Nephrotic Syndrome Treated?

2018-5-5 11:58| Publisher: guanliyuan| Views: 53| Comments: 0

Description: Specific treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome depends on the disease’s cause. Therefore, finding out the root cause is very essential for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to choose the right treatment and rece ...
Specific treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome depends on the disease’s cause. Therefore, finding out the root cause is very essential for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to choose the right treatment and receive satisfactory treatment effects.
Here we will mainly introduce several treatments that are commonly used by Nephrotic Syndrome patients:
1. Steroid medicines or immunosuppressive agents
Steroid medicines or immunosuppressive agents like prednisone, cellcept and cyclophosphamide all can be used if you are steroid-responsive Nephrotic Syndrome patients. These medicines are effective in relieving symptoms and they work fast. However, one thing we must realize is that long-term usage of these medicines will cause undesirable effects like bleeding gums, bladder pain, confusion, convulsions, chest pain, blurred vision, dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness and so on.
2. Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy is not an independent medicine, but a combination of Chinese medicine and western medicine. As we mentioned above, some western medicines show obvious and quick effects in remitting symptoms, but unfortunately, we can not rely on these drugs, as long-term taking of them will bring us unnecessary health problems. For this reason, Immunotherapy is created. In Immunotherapy, western medicines are used temporarily to control symptoms, so as to slow down the illness condition. After that, when illness condition gets stable, Chinese medicines are used to adjust immune system, increase immunity and repair injured kidney intrinsic cells. This treatment is divided into six steps and each of them focuses on different medical purpose. So far, Immunotherapy has been used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome patients from different countries and it turns out this method indeed shows great treatment effects.
3. Dialysis and kidney transplant
Dialysis and kidney transplant will be the last two options when kidneys are completely failed due to Nephrotic Syndrome.
Dialysis is a direct way to purify blood. It works fast but the treatment effect is temporary. Therefore, for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they usually need to do dialysis regularly once they start dialysis.
Kidney transplant is a medical procedure in which a healthy kidney is put into patient’s body to replace the failed kidney to work. In medicine, kidney transplant is regarded as the last option for kidney failure patients.

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