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Should I Give Cholesterol Medicines to Kids with Nephrotic Syndrome

Question: Is anyone of you giving cholesterol medicines to kids as Nephrotic Syndrome leads to high levels of cholesterol in body. I am highly confused. Is it possible that cholesterol was already present in body as a result due to thick blood flow in kidneys, Nephrotic Syndrome develops and protein starts leaking?

Should I Give Cholesterol Medicines to Kids with Nephrotic SyndromeAnswer: As we all know, Nephrotic Syndrome is characterized by massive protein, severe swelling, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia. Now let’s have a look at high cholesterol level.

How does Nephrotic Syndrome cause high cholesterol level?

Because of massive protein leakage, protein in plasma decreases. And then your body makes more cholesterol to try and hold the protein that you are leaking. High protein spill equals high cholesterol.

Risks of high cholesterol level for kids with Nephrotic Syndrome

High cholesterol level can interfere with blood flow throughout your body, making your arteries develop plaque easily. Plaque is a hardened mixture of cholesterol, fat, and other elements. As a result, when coronary arteries narrow, it is hard for blood to make through to your heart. If an area of plaque breaks open, it can result in a blood clot, affecting blood flow to other parts, such as heart, brain, arms and legs. This puts you at great risk of heart attack, stroke, numbness, pain, tissue death, etc.

Treatment for high cholesterol level for kids with Nephrotic Syndrome

High cholesterol level can be lowered by the following ways.

-Dietary changes

You should eat a low fat diet, especially saturated fat. Moderate unsaturated fat, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil intake helps you control cholesterol level. Besides, you should eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. They are high in fibers, which is also helpful for high cholesterol level.

-Do gentle exercise regularly

When Nephrotic Syndrome is stabilized, you can do some gentle exercise regularly, such as yoga, walking, jogging, etc. They are beneficial.

-Targeted medications

If necessary, taking medication to lower cholesterol level. Statins are the most effective medicines for lowering cholesterol level. Besides, you should stop protein leakage. Steroids and immunosuppressants can block kidney inflammation and decrease permeability of capillaries so as to alleviate proteinuria. But the fundamental way is still to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function.

Should I give cholesterol medicines to kids with Nephrotic Syndrome? It depends on your kids’ medical condition. Leave the basic medical condition below and then our doctors can give you an accurate answer.

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