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Is Headache A Side Effect of Prednisone for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

Is Headache A Side Effect of Prednisone for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsPrednisone may be the most common used drugs for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to control proteinuria and swelling. But this kind of medication has many side effects. Is headache a side effect of prednisone for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

Prednisone and headache

Though prednisone is indeed helpful for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, its side effects can not be ignored. It is common for prednisone to cause a headache. Stopping steroids abruptly can also cause headache.

Besides headache, it can cause many other side effects, such as weight gain, increased appetite, moon changes, changes in the shape or location of body fat, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc. Moreover, it weakens your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection.

Generally speaking, when you taper the dosage of prednisone, its associated side effects gradually disappear.

Other causes of headache for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

When you have headache with Nephrotic Syndrome, you should consider some other factors, such as high blood pressure, anemia, sleeping problems, fever, cold, etc. Therefore, you had better talk with your doctor to find out what on earth causes your headache.

Home remedies to alleviate headache for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

-Inhale lavender-oil vapors can help you relieve headache.

-You can also use peppermint oil, which can promote blood flow in your body and increase oxygen in the bloodstream so as to ease headache.

-Massaging your head is also helpful for headache.

-Acupuncture and moxibustion can also help your headache.

If your headache is caused by prednisone, what to do?

If it is caused by prednisone, you had better change it into another medicine, or combine Chinese medicine with prednisone. They can reduce the side effects of prednisone and achieve a better curative effects. Immunotherapy is such a combination. It can cleanse immune complexes from the blood to prevent them from depositing in the kidneys. It can also increase the kidneys’ tolerance to immune complexes. In this way, kidney inflammation can be eliminated and then permeability of capillaries decreases. As a result, protein leakage can be stopped. In addition, this therapy can set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing.

Headache is a side effect of prednisone for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. If you have had enough its side effects, why not try some new treatment?

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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