Minimal change disease (MCD) can burst at any age but is more common in children. Proteinuria and swelling are two typical signs of this kidney disease. If you or your baby is suffering from it, you must want to find out how to improve the prognosis of minimal change disease. Today, follow me to find the answer.
Firstly, we had better make clear how about the prognosis of MCD.
Within kidneys, glomeruli are responsible for filtrating out extra fluid, metabolic wastes and toxins. For MCD patients, their glomeruli are normal under light microscope, but some disorders develop in glomerular epithelial cells under electron microscope. Therefore, minimal change disease is more likely to accompany with serious proteinuria and swelling.
To manage MCD, doctors usually use diuretic therapy, anti-coagulation therapy, steroids or immunosuppressants, according to patients’ medical case. With these therapies, MCD is easy to remit but also relapses easily. Generally, minimal change disease prognosis is good, and only about 5% of cases develop to kidney failure eventually.
How to improve the prognosis of minimal change disease?
Several methods can help manage this disease and prevent its relapse.
1. Have enough rest and develop a healthy diet
If patients have a large amount of proteinuria, they need to have more rest in the bed and moderate exercise beside bed, so as to prevent the formation of phlebothrombosis. Besides, patients with obvious swelling should develop low-sodium and low-protein diet.
2. Take medicated bath
Medicated bath is one natural remedy that can be done at either home or hospital. Putting some herbal medicines into your bath water, so the active ingredients of herbs can permeate into the body via skin. Medicated bath can achieve the effects of improving blood circulation and increasing the kidney output, so as to ease proteinuria and swelling. Also, it can help prevent the relapse of minimal change disease.
3. Traditional Chinese Medicine
Since glomerular epithelial cells are damaged, some medications that can help repair this damage are needed to control minimal change disease radically. However, we can’t list useful medicines for you or your baby here, because the prescription should depend on patients’ illness condition. To get correct Chinese medicines for taking, you can leave a message below to us, so we can give you answer in 24 hours.