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Is There Any Way to Increase Body Growth for Children with Nephrotic Syndrome

Is There Any Way to Increase Body Growth for Children with Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome occurs most commonly in the children when their growth rate is at a steady state, but without good control of Nephrotic Syndrome, their body growth may be affected. Many parents worry about such a question. Is there any way to increase body growth for children with Nephrotic Syndrome?

First, let’s have a quick look at why Nephrotic Syndrome affects body growth.


Steroids are common used drugs for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. They can block kidney inflammation and decrease the permeability of capillaries to reduce protein leakage. But they also have many side effects. They can inhibit growth hormone and decrease activity of insulin-like growth factor-1 in growing bones so as to affect body growth.

-Insufficient protein intake

Nephrotic Syndrome patients are often required to follow a low protein diet to reduce proteinuria. But for children with Nephrotic Syndrome, they do not have many diet restrictions. Because their body needs a lot of nutrients to grow. If they can not take enough nutrients, their body growth may be affected.

How to increase body growth for children with Nephrotic Syndrome?

-Choose some natural treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome

In short-term, steroids can be used. In the long term, you had better choose some natural treatment, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. It can counteract the side effects of western medicine. It can also eliminate immune complexes in the kidneys to reduce kidney inflammation. Besides, it can set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing.

-Supply the children with enough nutrients

Children should eat enough protein. They should also supplement moderate calcium and vitamin D to support bone growth. Generally speaking, Nephrotic Syndrome patients should a renal-friendly diet, which can not only satisfy the need of body, but also protect your kidneys from being damaged further by diet.

Is there any way to increase body growth for children with Nephrotic Syndrome? Yes, there is. If you would like to know more information about Nephrotic Syndrome, please leave a message below or consult online doctor directly.

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