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Why Is Steroid Pulse Therapy Used for Nephrotic Syndrome

Why Is Steroid Pulse Therapy Used for Nephrotic Syndrome  Why is steroid pulse therapy used for Nephrotic Syndrome? To know the reason well, let’s firstly understand what Nephrotic Syndrome is. On the basis of this, we also give an introduce about the alternative treatment for Neprotic Syndrome.

What is Nephrotic Syndrome?

Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney pro blem marked by four clinical manifestations: massive proteinuria, severe swelling, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia. Nephrotic Syndrome can be primary or secondary. For patients who are living with Nephrotic Syndrome, a tight control of proteinuria and prevention of further kidney damages are very important. And this can help to prevent progression of illness. However, if illness left alone and patients just take some medicines to control symptoms, illness will progresses slowly and finally develop to kidney failure.

Why is steroid pulse therapy used for Nephrotic Syndrome?

Steroid pulse therapy is a medical treatment in which large amounts of hormone drugs are used in a short time to control illness condition. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, application of steroid pulse therapy is necessary and very helpful when there is a quick deterioration of illness. It shows quick treatment effects and protects residual kidney tissues from being damaged in short period. However, this does not mean it is an ideal treatment, as long-termn usage of this therapy will cause many side effects like moon face, mood swing, poor memory, hair loss and developmental retardation and so on.

Alternative treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome apart from steroid pulse therapy

Apart from steriod pulse therapy, there are other treatments that can be used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome and they are Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a natural treamtent in which Chinese medicines are used to work on Shenshu acupoint. Shenshu acupoint is an important acupoint that is associated with kidney. Through this acupoint, not only kidney condition can be improved, some kidney damages can be repaired directly by effective ingredients in micro-Chinese medicine.

Immunotherapy is another available treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome patients who still have some kidney function. It is a combination of Chinese medicine and western medicine. We know Chinese medicine and western medicine have different treatment effects on kidney and by combining them, kidney function can be improved greatly. Besides, in this treatment, western medicines are only used temporarily, so no serious side effects will be caused during treatment process.

Lastly, steroid pulse therapy is a choice for Nephrotic Syndrome, but to get illness treated naturally, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy are suggested.

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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