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Alternative Treatment for Steroid-Dependent Nephrotic Syndrome

2013-11-03 15:15

Alternative Treatment for Steroid-Dependent Nephrotic SyndromeIs there any alternative treatment for steroid-dependent Nephrotic Syndrome? For people with Steroid-Dependent Nephrotic Syndrome, steroid medicines like prednisone work quickly, but if taken for a long time, these medicines will cause lots of side effects like memory problem, moon face, mood swing and sleep problem and so on which are especially harmful for children. Therefore, many people wonder if there is alternative treatment for steroid-dependent nephritic syndrome.

In medicine, there is indeed alternative treatment for steroid-dependent Nephrotic Syndrome, and it is Immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is not an independent medicine, but a combination of Chinese medicine and western medicine. Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney problem that can cause severity of loss of protein in urine, swelling (edema), hypoproteinemia and hyperlipidemia. Though these symptoms occur due to serious decrease of kidney function, if not brought under control effectively, they will accelerate illness to kidney failure. In Immunotherapy, western medicines are applied to achieve this goal. Usually, when all the symptoms are controlled and patient’s illness condition gets stable, Chinese medicines will be used. For patients with steroid-dependent Nephrotic Syndrome, medicines that have function of anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, expanding blood vessels and degradation are needed as they can help to prevent further kidney damages.

In medicine, there are different kinds of Chinese medicines. They work differently and show different effects in treating steroid-dependent Nephrotic Syndrome. Therefore, patients with steroid-dependent Nephrotic Syndrome are always prescribed with different medicines and this usually depends on their specific illness condition.

Immunotherapy is an effective combination of Chinese medicine and western medicine. It causes no side effects during the whole treatment process as western medicines are usually used temporarily and Chinese medicine used in this treatment are proven to be harmless for our body. For this reason, Immunotherapy is regarded as an effective alternative treatment for steroid-dependent Nephrotic Syndrome.

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