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How Severe IgA Nephropathy Is when You Are Asked to Take Prednisone

Question: I am an IgA Nephropathy patient. Back then I was prescribed with ACE inhibitor and wasn’t told to take prednisone, but the doctor mentioned it to me during one of my previous visit. I was wonder how severe IgA Nephropathy is when a person is asked to take prednisone by his or her doctor.

How Severe IgA Nephropathy Is when You Are Asked to Take PrednisoneAnswer: Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It can suppress the kidney inflammation so as to decrease the permeability of capillaries. When it is prescribed, it indicates that you have massive protein in urine.

IgA Nephropathy often occurs after respiratory tract infections. At first, there may be only hematuria, but some patients also have high blood pressure, proteinuria, back pain, muscle pain, low fever and some other symptoms. According to your symptoms, you may need different treatment plans. From what you said, we can see your doctor only prescribe ACE inhibitors before. This kind of medicine can lower blood pressure, reduce proteinuria and protect your kidney function. Prednisone is more effective in treating proteinuria. When you have to take prednisone, it means your disease becomes worse and allows more protein to spill. Without effective treatment, it speeds up the progression to kidney failure.

No matter ACE inhibitors or prednisone, they are used to control symptoms rather than repair the damaged kidneys. That is to say, they can not improve kidney function. Immunotherapy combines western medicine and Chinese medicine. This therapy can block the abnormal immune system and cleanse immune complexes and inflammatory factors from the kidneys to cease kidney inflammation. It can also improve blood circulation to help kidney self-healing. A week later, your state of illness will be improved, for example, cold limbs become warm and sleeping quality enhances. Long-term treatment of Immunotherapy can prevent IgA Nephropathy relapse and protect your kidney function.

Prednisone has many side effects, such as weight gain, bone disease, diabetes, etc. Therefore, you had better think twice before you use it. If you are interested in our treatment, please feel free to contact online doctor.

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