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Is Ankle Swelling Effect of Prednisone for IgA Nephropathy Patients

Question: I have IgA Nephropathy. After taking 50mg prednisolone for 6 weeks, my 24 hour urinary protein has reached up to 0.3. But my doctor has said me to continue medicine 45mg. The second thing is that my ankles are swelling badly. Is this effect of Prednisolone?

Is Ankle Swelling Effect of Prednisone for IgA Nephropathy PatientsAnswer: IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease) is the most common form of glomerulonephritis in the world. And prednisone is the most common used drugs for IgA Nephropathy patients to inhibit kidney inflammation and stop protein leakage. Long-term prednisone indeed causes many problems.

As to the first question

Though your 24 hour urinary protein has only 0.3, you should not stop the use of prednisone suddenly. Because when steroids are taken for a long time, the body stop producing its own steroid hormone. Suddenly stopping steroid treatment can then be dangerous, as the sudden shortage of steroid hormones cause an Addisonian crisis. Therefore, steroid treatment is often reduced slowly to allow the adrenal glands to recover.

As to the second question

Long-term prednisone indeed has many side effects. It can cause sodium retention, which can retain fluid in body. Due to gravity, fluid flows to lower part, causing ankle swelling. Besides, prednisone can increase the risk of serious infections, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc.

Therefore, you had better choose some treatment with few side effects for IgA Nephropathy in the long run. In China, we use Immunotherapy. Immunotherapy combines western medicine and Chinese medicine. They can make up respective shortcomings to achieve a better therapeutic effect. It can cleanse immune complexes from the blood to reduce their deposition in the kidneys and eliminate inflammatory factors to reduce kidney inflammation. It can block abnormal immune reaction to reduce the production of immune complexes and it can increase the kidneys’ tolerance to immune complexes to prevent inflammation. After a period of treatment, your kidney function can be improved to certain extent and its associated symptoms and complications will disappear.

Is ankle swelling effect of prednisone for IgA Nephropathy patients? If you have had enough prednisone treatment, you can try our treatment. For more information, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

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