Minimal Change Disease is the most common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. Many people with Minimal Change Disease complain severe proteinuria. What causes proteinuria and how to treat it? In the following, you can find the answer.
What causes severe proteinuria in Minimal Change Disease?
Minimal Change Disease means there is inflammation in your kidneys. As long as your kidneys are damaged, they can not play their role in retaining the useful substances, thus protein leaks into the urine. With severe damage occurs in kidneys over time, more protein will flow and result in severe proteinuria.
Treatment to severe proteinuria in Minimal Change Disease
Under normal circumstances, prednisone or prednisolone will be prescribed to stop the loss of protein in the urine and protect kidney function. Most patients will improve on this drug after several weeks of treatment.
If prednisone does not take effect or if the side effects of the medicines are too uncomfortable, another treatment plan may be recommended by your doctor. Traditional Chinese Medicine is well known around all the world for its long history. And almost all the Chinese herbs are from the nature. For example, thunder god vine, periostracum cicada and lumbricus. They can be used to treat proteinuria as well. There are also many adjuvant treatments, such as hot compressure, Acupuncture and Moxibustion and so on. For the detailed information, you can talk with the online doctor or leave us a message.
Even though there is no specific cure to Minimal Change Disease, we can control its symptoms and reduce its damage to the kidneys. If the disease is under controlled, it is more likely for you to live a full and normal life. If left controlled, it will progress to Nephrotic Syndrome quickly. At last, hope you can get rid of Minimal Change Disease as early as possible.