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Nephrotic Syndrome, Proteinuria 1+: Is That High Enough to Go Back on Prednisone

Question: Hi, my daughter has Nephrotic Syndrome, and for 4 days she has 1+ protein in urine. Is that high enough to go back on prednisone?

Nephrotic Syndrome, Proteinuria 1+: Is That High Enough to Go Back on PrednisoneAnswer: Hello, how long does your daughter have Nephrotic Syndrome? What medicine does she take to control the disease? What is her 24 h urine protein? Whether she needs prednisone or not depends on her medical condition. Now you can send a copy of her lab report to igacure@gmail.com. Our renal experts will help you analyze it, and then give you the detailed guidance on treatment and healthy living. Here we can only give you some general suggestions.

Besides prednisone, some other medications can be taken to lower proteinuria, such as ACEI or ARBs. They are not only anti-hypertensive drugs, but also medication to lower proteinuria and protect renal function. When protein leakage is not too much, they can be used. Besides, I suggest your daughter to grasp two treatment chances, which can reduce her risk of uremia.

-In the early stage of kidney disease, proteinuria is little.

In the early stage of kidney disease, renal function damage is relatively mild, renal glomerular filtration function and renal tubular resorption function are still good, and proteinuria leakage is also less. In such a case active medication control and diet management an help you bring proteinuria under 0.5g easily. And for some patients, they can turn proteinuria negative completely.

-In the middle stage of kidney disease, proteinuria can be stabilized.

In stage 2 and 3 of nephropathy, renal function progress is usually relatively slow. If renal function is maintained at this stage continuously, proteinuria will not fluctuate too much and will not cause damage to renal function. Active treatment to control proteinuria below 1g can greatly reduce the incidence of uremia.

In addition, to reduce the intake of the following two foods.

High salt food

Too much salt is harmful to kidney function. It can also aggravate the condition of oedema and proteinuria so as to damage kidney function. Patients with high levels of urinary protein should not consume more than 5g of salt per day, and some foods with high levels of salt should be eaten less, such as pickles, ham, bacon and preserved sweet potato chips.

High protein food

Some patients are afraid that a large amount of protein leakage can trigger hypoalbuminemia, resulting in malnutrition, so they start taking protein supplements. Remember that when kidney function is overloaded, the more you fill, the more you leak. Patients with urinary protein should follow a high quality but a low amount of protein diet and properly eat foods with high protein content, such as meat, eggs and soy products, which are easy to digest and absorb.

With the above measures, proteinuria can be controlled well. For more information on proteinuria treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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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