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Side Effects of Corticosteroid for Nephrotic Syndrome in Children

Side Effects of Corticosteroid for Nephrotic Syndrome in ChildrenCorticosteroid refers to a group of chemicals that can be used to treat refractory illnesses, such as Nephrotic Syndrome. For children with Nephrotic Syndrome, the application of corticosteroid should be very careful, as improper usage of this kind of medicine will cause many side effects and seriously affect children’ life. Well, what are the side effects of corticosteroid for Nephrotic Syndrome in children?

Side effects of corticosteroid can occur with just one 15g tube of moderate steroid over a period of one year. The followings are the most common seen side effect caused by corticosteroid in the treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome in children:

1. Side effects on nerve system: After using corticosteroid for some time, parents will notice their children become anxiety and depression easily. Also, if this medicine is used at night, sleep problems like insomnia will appear.

2. Side effects on cardiovascular system: The common side effects on cardiovascular system are fluid retention and high blood pressure.

3. Metabolic disorder like moon face, buffalo hump and muscle wasting.

4. Body retardation is another side effect of corticosteroid that children with Nephrotic Syndrome may experience as long-term usage of corticosteroid can cause osteoporosis.

5. Children with Nephrotic Syndrome are susceptible to infection if take corticosteroid as their major treatment. Infection is the number one cause of relpase of Nephrotic Syndrome.

Corticosteroid is helpful for children with Nephrotic Syndrome to stop illness progression, but due to its severe side effects, it is better to try an alternative treatment which can help to get illness under control and meanwhile causes no side effects.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a treatment based on Chinese Chinese. In this treatment, different Chinese herbs are used. Though compared with corticosteroid, it works slowly, but it is safer and it can stop Nephrotic Syndrome from progressing to kidney failure. Therefore, if you still have not find a natural treatment for your children, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be a treatment that is worth the try.

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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