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What To Do To Improve Kidney Function with Nephrotic Syndrome

What To Do To Improve Kidney Function with Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is an illness marked by massive protein in urine which is always accompanied with severe edema and decline of kidney function. Healthy kidney function is the basic for us to live a healthy life. When kidney function is affected for some reason, we will experience a series of discomforts like fatigue, dizziness, poor appetite, frequent urination at night and so on. At that time, doing something to strengthen kidney is very important. Well, for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, what can they do to improve kidney function?

To improve kidney function successfully and make kidney work better, the following several measures are necessary for Nephrotic Syndrome patients:

1. A comprehensive treatment for impaired kidney

In many cases, patients with Nephrotic Syndrome are only prescribed with some oral medications like prednisone, cyclophosphamide and cellcept to reduce protein in urine. These drugs are very important for the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome. They can bring illness condition under control quickly, but long-term usage of these medications will cause many side effects like low immunity, hair loss, mood swing and so on. What is worse, when patients stop taking drugs or reduce medicine dose, Nephrotic Syndrome relapses. Every relapse of illness will push patients closer to kidney failure. Therefore, it is very important to have a comprehensive treatment to get Nephrotic Syndrome controlled tightly.

Immunotherapy is a treatment that combines Chinese medicine and western medicine. We know Chinese medicine and western medicine work differently and they show different treatment effects. By combining their advantages, Nephrotic Syndrome can be treated well. So far this treatment has been used to treat patients from different countries. Therefore, if you still have not find an effective treatment method, Immunotherapy is recommended.

2. A scientific diet plan

For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, a scientific diet refers to diet plan that is arranged according to patients’ specific illness condition. In general, when kidney is affected by Nephrotic Syndrome, we need to adjust protein intake, try to eat less salt and limit fluid intake. Besides, remember to supplenish necessary vitamin and calcium. T he exact consumption of protein, salt and trace element like potassium and calcium depends on exact illness condition, so a personalized diet plan is always needed by Nephrotic Syndrome patients.

3. A healthy life style

Developing healthy life style is also an important part for Nephrotic Syndrome patients who want to get their kidney function improved. For a kidney disease patient, a healthy life style include regular bed time and regular physical exercises. Also, to help kidney work better, bad living habits like smoking and drinking alcohol also need to be quitted.

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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