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Does Taking Prednisone Long Term Affect the Growth of Child with Nephrotic Syndrome

Does Taking Prednisone Long Term Affect the Growth of Child with Nephrotic SyndromeConventional treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome mainly adopts immunosuppressant (prednisone is included). But it is widely acknowledged that prednisone has many side effects. Does taking prednisone long term affect the growth of child with Nephrotic Syndrome?

Now let’s have a quick look at prednisone first.

Immunosuppressants can inhibit kidney inflammation and decrease the permeability of capillaries so as to inhibit protein leakage. With the reduction of proteinuria, your edema will also be eased. Though this medicine can help you alleviate the discomforts in a short time, they may come back again under some inducement such as cold and infection. What is worse, its various side effects are not satisfying in the long run, especially for children. Because prednisone can inhibit the secretion of growth hormone so as to affect the growth of child. Besides, it can lead to osteoporosis, which also affects the growth.

How to reduce the side effects of prednisone?

Prednisone can only be used for short-term to help control symptoms. But treating Nephrotic Syndrome is a long process, so you had better choose some natural remedies for children. Traditional Chinese Medicine may be a good choice. It can make the whole body balanced and harmonious in the long run. The general treatment plan includes Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Foot Bath, Mai Kang Mixture, and decoction. The first two therapies are used externally and the last two are oral Chinese medicine. Combined internal and external therapy shows good curative effect. According to the medical condition of children, different herbs are used in these therapies, so they are personalized. Their main function is to cleanse the waste in the blood, inhibit kidney inflammation, stop kidney fibrosis and strengthen immune system. With the improvement of medical condition, child can live a happy life.

Child is the apple of the eye of parents. If you want them to grow up without the influence of Nephrotic Syndrome, you had better find the effective natural therapies for them. For more information, please contact online doctor.

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