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Must He Consume Steroid with Nephrotic Syndrome

Question: My child was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome. He is only 5 years old. Must he consume the medicine as I know the steroid is no good for his growth. Please kindly suggest me.

Must He Consume Steroid with Nephrotic SyndromeAnswer: Nephrotic Syndrome is consisted of a group of symptoms, such as proteinuria, swelling, hyperlipemia and hypoproteinemia. When child is diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, parents are often very worried about the prognosis.

The most common used treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome is to use steroid. This kind of medicine can restrain kidney inflammation and decrease the permeability of glomeruli so that protein leakage is stopped. But as you said it is not good for the child’s growth. Besides, there are also some other side effects, such as weight gain, bone disease, diabetes, etc. Therefore, when treating Nephrotic Syndrome, we had better choose natural treatment for the child.

In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, there are some therapies for you to control the disease.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an external therapies, which is to put herbal bags onto the shen shu acupoints, so it is very convenient. This therapy can eliminate kidney inflammation so that protein stop leaking. It can also improve blood circulation and degrade extracellular matrix to prevent further damage to the kidneys.

-Foot Therapy is also a very convenient therapy for child patient. This therapy can speed up blood circulation and remove stasis. It can also stimulate your body to remove toxins.

Steam therapy, medicated full bath, circle therapy, enema therapy and moxibustion are also often used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome. These are all external therapies so as to avoid the stimulation to the stomach. According to the child’s medical condition, our online doctor can help you make a personalized treatment plan.

There is no cure for Nephrotic Syndrome, but many children grow out of the disease and live a normal life with systemic treatment. Best wishes!

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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