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How Long Can You Take Prednisone for FSGS

How Long Can You Take Prednisone for FSGSFor FSGS patients, they may not be stranger to prednisone. Prednisone is often prescribed to inhibit kidney inflammation and reduce protein leakage. How long can you take prednisone for FSGS? Do you want to know the answer? Go on reading to learn more corresponding information.

You may have to take prednisone for long-term with FSGS.

FSGS is associated with IgG and C3 immune complexes depositing in the kidneys. Those immune complexes cause kidney inflammation and over time sclerosis. Prednisone is just anti-inflammation rather than cleanse those immune complexes. Therefore, you may have to take prednisone for long-term to suppress the inflammation. But the dosage of prednisone should gradually reduce according to your medical condition. When you stop the use of prednisone depends on your medical condition. For some patients, their kidneys gradually accept the immune complexes in the kidneys so that even if they stop the medicine, the disease won’t come back. For some patients, once they stop the medicine or reduce its dosage, FSGS comes back again. While for some other patients, prednisone does not take effect on them so that they should take alternatives.

Side effects of prednisone

Prednisone has many side effects if they are used for a long time. It can promote protein decomposition into sugar and reduce the use of glucose so as to increase blood sugar level, leading to diabetes. It can also stimulate gastric secretion to increase appetite so that you easily suffer from weight gain. In addition, it can cause bone disease, nausea, vomiting, acne, high blood pressure, weak muscles, joint pain, depression, etc. Therefore, you had better reduce the treatment course of prednisone.

How to reduce the side effects of prednisone for FSGS patients?

If you want to reduce the side effects, try some natural treatment. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, there are many therapies to help you, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Circle Therapy, Enema Therapy, Steam Therapy, Medicated Bath, etc. They can help you repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function so as to help you live a normal life.

How long can you take prednisone for FSGS? The above is the general introduction. If you would like to learn more information, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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