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Side Effect of Prednisone to Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome

Side Effect of Prednisone to Patients with Nephrotic SyndromePrednisone is the most common used drug to treat Nephrotic Syndrome. This kind of medicine can inhibit kidney inflammation and decrease the permeability of capillaries so as to reduce protein leakage. But it has many side effects if you use them for long term. In the following article, we will list some side effects of prednisone to patients with Nephrotic Syndrome. When you use it, you should pay attention.

Side effects of prednisone

Prednisone may increase your appetite so that you will have weight gain. It can also cause abnormal fat deposits on the face, neck and truck. Besides, it can lead to mood changes, ranging from mild euphoria and insomnia to nervousness, restlessness, mania, catatonia, depression, delusions, hallucinations and violent behavior. What is more, it can cause numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, troubled breathing, irregular heartbeat, etc. Sometimes it gives rise to diabetes and bone disease.

Different kidney patients may have different side effects with prednisone. Treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome is a long course. That is to say, if you use prednisone to treat Nephrotic Syndrome, you may have to suffer from its side effects more or less.

How to reduce the side effects of prednisone for Nephrotic Syndrome patients?

Some researches show that when western medicine and Chinese medicine are used together, they can make up respective shortcomings and achieve a better curative effect. Immunotherapy is such a combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine.

This therapy can expel the deposited immune complexes from the kidneys. It can also block the abnormal immune system and suppress inflammatory response in the kidneys. Moreover, it can increase blood flow into the kidneys to improve ischemia and anoxia. And it can also make your whole body balanced and harmonious so as to reduce your chance of relapse. After a period of treatment, you can restore your kidney function.

Now you have learned the side effects of prednisone to patients with Nephrotic Syndrome. If you want to learn more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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