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What Shall I Do to Control High Cholesterol with Nephrotic Syndrome

Question: My son is suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome. His blood cholesterol is also high at 449. What shall I do to control it?

What Shall I Do to Control High Cholesterol with Nephrotic SyndromeAnswer: Nephrotic Syndrome is caused by damage to the glomeruli, leading to massive proteinuria, severe swelling, low blood protein levels, high cholesterol levels, etc. When blood cholesterol level is more than 240 mg/dL, it is considered high. Now his blood cholesterol is 449, which is much higher. High blood cholesterol has a lot to do with your chance of getting heart disease. Therefore, importance should be attached.

How does Nephrotic Syndrome cause high cholesterol level?

Because massive protein leaks into urine, plasma colloid osmotic pressure declines, which makes the liver produce cholesterol, triglyceride and lipoprotein. Besides, Nephrotic Syndrome declines the activity of lipoprotein lipase so that lipid can not be cleansed timely. Moreover, Nephrotic Syndrome increases the activity of hemolysis fatty acyl transferase, which can transform lysolecithin acetyl into lecithin, leading to high blood phospholipid. The three aspects may contribute to hyperlipemia.

How to control blood cholesterol level for Nephrotic Syndrome?

-Moderate exercise does not only control weight and blood sugar level, but also helps you lower bad cholesterol level and increase good cholesterol level so as to reduce your risk of heart disease. But you should pay attention to exercise type, duration, intensity and frequency. Improper exercise is bad for you.

-Smoking increases the bad cholesterol level further. Therefore, you had better give up smoking.

-Some blood plasma lipid is from the food you consume, especially meat, egg yolk, dairy products, animal viscera, etc. In the daily, you should reduce their intake and choose some plant oil instead.

-It is necessary for you to use statin to lower cholesterol level soon.

In addition, you should stop protein leakage and increase plasma colloid osmotic pressure. In short-term, you can use steroids and immunosuppressants. But in long-term, you should choose some natural treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine to protect your kidneys from being damaged.

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