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Steroid Addicted: What to Do for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

One characteristic of Nephrotic Syndrome is that it relapses frequently especially when you begin to reduce the intake of steroids and immunosuppressants. Mr. Lin is such a patient of typical Nephrotic Syndrome.

He found that when he reduced the dosage of steroids to 30 mg per day, proteinuria comes back.
Steroid Addicted: What to Do for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

This time, as he expected, protein in urine returned to 4+ again. This time he chose Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Steroid Addicted: What to Do for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

In fact, frequent relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome does not mean western medicine does not take effect. But western medicine can only block kidney inflammation, while immune complexes that cause kidney inflammation are not removed from the kidneys. When you reduce the intake of steroids, it is easy for inflammation in kidneys to flare up again.
Steroid Addicted: What to Do for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

In our hospital, we help the patients achieve a better therapeutic effect, because we can use TCM treatment to cleanse immune complexes from the kidneys.
Steroid Addicted: What to Do for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

After two weeks’ treatment, protein in urine decreased to +- and 24h protein in urine reduced to 0.96g.
Steroid Addicted: What to Do for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

After three months’ treatment, he gave up steroids totally and protein in urine does not come back again.

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