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How To Treat Nephrotic Syndrome Without Steroid

How To Treat Nephrotic Syndrome Without SteroidOver and over gain we hear Nephrotic Syndrome patients complain of side effects caused by steroid treatment. The effects of steroid on Nephrotic Syndrome are undeniable, but I believe all the patients are fed up with the side effects. Well, why is steroid used in the treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome? How to treat Nephrotic Syndrome without steroid?

Why is steroid used in the treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome?

Steroid is used while treating Nephrotic Syndrome, because it is especially effective in alleviating proteinuria and edema which are the most common complain of the patients. At first, the steroid tablets are used in high does (exact dose depends on specific illness condition) and then when illness is stabilized, medicine dose reduces gradually.

Proteinuria is the major clinical manifestation of Nephrotic Syndrome. If left alone, it will worsen kidney condition and seep up illness progression. Thus, we need to rightly bring it under control. Steroid is very effective in reducing protein in urine so it is commonly used while treating Nephrotic Syndrome.

How to treat Nephrotic Syndrome without steroid?

Steroid is very effective in treating symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome, but it does not mean it must be used during the whole treatment course.

In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, Nephrotic Syndrome is mainly treated with Chinese medicine. Steroid is also used, but just used temporarily to slow down illness condition, so as to save some time for Chinese medicine. Different from many western medicines, Chinese medicines work slowly, but they treat Nephrotic Syndrome from root. In Nephrotic Syndrome, Chinese medicine is used to promote renal blood circulation, increase bloodstream in kidney, repair injured kidney tissues, all of which play an important part for the improvement of kidney function. When kidney works better, all the symptoms like proteinuria and edema are eliminated fundamentally. Additional, as steroid is temporarily used, so all the potential side effects are avoided successfully.

The importance of steroid in medicine is undeniable. Besides Nephrotic Syndrome, it also can be used to treat many other refractory illness. For many Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they refuse to use steroid due to the serious side effects, so what they need to do is to avoid long-term usage of it. In this way, they can avoid the side effects of steroid and meanwhile take full use of its treatment effects.

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