Hydrocortisone, or called cortisol, is a steroid hormone, more specifically a glucocorticoid, which is produced by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex. It is released in response to stress and a low level of blood glucose. How does it work on Lupus Nephritis ? Is there any other side affects caused by it ? Free Online Doctor can help you know more about our treatments or your disease condition directly and quickly.
Its functions are to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis, to suppress the immune system, and to aid the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrate. Besides, Hydrocortisone plays an important role in relieve arthralgia.
For patients with Lupus Nephritis patients, more than 90% of patients may suffer from pain or inflammation in joints. It is a serious symptoms and will also causing much more problems for patients, which effects patient’s life badly.
In this case, Hydrocortisone is a common medicine that is used to control and relieve the rheumatoid arthritis, gout and itchy skin, and so on. Besides, it can also be used to increase urination and inhibit immunization, reducing the exacerbation of renal lesions.
However, the use of Hydrocortisone will also cause many other severer side affects. It decreases bone formation and make osteoporosis be more easier to have for patients. It will also effect the generation of T-cell growth factor. On addition, there are potential links between cortisol, appetite, and obesity.
So if you are looking for other treatments to control and solve your problems, maybe Top Seven TCM Therapies are suitable for your disease condition. Based on your disease condition, different Chinese Medicine, doses and treating measures will be applied to remedy your renal damage.
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