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Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome

Treatment for Nephrotic SyndromeTreatment for nephrotic syndrome depends on the causes. Different people have their own original disease. So, finding out the related lesion becomes into the key to treat nephrotic syndrome. Treatment also varies somewhat between adults and pediatric patients.

A study using the Cochrane database has put into a question whether prednisone treatment is beneficial. Nonetheless, when the nephrotic syndrome causes uncomfortable edema or associated coagulopathy, treatment will appear and help. Medicines, proper diet and care for other conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure are all possible treatments for the syndrome. These treatments may reverse, slow or prevent further kidney damage.

Initial treatment of nephrotic syndrome may include:

- Corticosteroid. It may be prednisone or others to reduce swelling.

- Diuretics. It can help decrease fluid buildup, sodium, potassium and water in order to avoid further renal damage and low blood pressure.

- Medicines. The doctor would tell you the medicine, such as, ACE (angiotensin-conberting enzyme), which can reduce the amount of protein in the urine and slow down the progress of the disease.

- Salt-free albumin. In rare cases, salt-free albumin can help tissues remove extra fluid.

Initial treatment may last from 6 to 15 weeks or longer, which depends on the severe symptoms and ages. Then, the next treatment starts for months to years or even for the rest of life.

- Changing the diet, which could replace nutrients lost through urine and reduce the risk of complications.

- Anticoagulants. They can treat blood clots.

- Calcium and vitamin D supplements to protect your bones and help prevent osteoporosis during long-term corticosteroid treatment.

Sometimes treatment for nephrotic syndrome is unsuccessful. If this occurs, you may develop chronic kidney disease. Your doctor may recommend that you begin hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or consider a kidney transplant. However, these are painful and risky. You and your family still live with serious financial burden. Luckily, here is another new therapy, which gives patients a different choice and a chance of living. If you have interests, please Contact Us.

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