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Can Dopamine Be Used in Nephrotic Syndrome

Can Dopamine Be Used in Nephrotic SyndromeWith Nephrotic Syndrome, patients can not use medications blindly, because some of them have renal toxicity, which can speed up kidney failure. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Can dopamine be used in Nephrotic Syndrome?

Dopamine and Nephrotic Syndrome

It is a medication form of a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It works by improving the pumping strength of the heart and improves blood flow to the kidneys.

For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, the damaged kidneys can not remove waste products from the blood. When waste products in the blood is very high, they may form into stasis, affecting the normal blood flow into kidneys. This can lead to ischemia and anoxia in the kidneys so as to worsen your kidney disease. In such case, you can use dopamine to increase blood flow to the kidneys. This can also help more waste products such as creatinine and excess fluid be filtered out of the body.

Besides, dopamine can also be used to treat low blood pressure caused by heart attack and kidney failure.

Precaution with dopamine when you have Nephrotic Syndrome

Before you receive dopamine, you should tell your doctor if you have tumor of the adrenal gland, hardened arteries, circulation problems, diabetes, frostbite, Buergers disease, a history of blood clots, etc. This kind of medication also has influence on kidneys when doses exceed 5 mcg/kg/min. At these higher doses, dopamine may induce vasoconstriction, resulting in decreased renal blood flow, glomerular filtration and renal function. And improper use of dopamine can also cause some other side effects, such as ectopic heartbeats, tachycardia, angina, palpitation, etc.

Can dopamine be used in Nephrotic Syndrome? It depends on your medical condition. If you want to know more information about Nephrotic Syndrome, please leave a message below or consult online doctor directly.

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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