Prednisone is not uncommon for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. But it has many side effects. Here is a brief introduction to them. Hope it can help you have a general knowledge of prednisone and pay attention to the side effects when you take it for Nephrotic Syndrome.
What role does prednisone play in treating Nephrotic Syndrome?
Prednisone belongs to corticosteroids. It is used as an anti-inflammation medication. Nephrotic Syndrome is caused by inflammation in kidneys. Taking prednisone is helpful for alleviating your symptoms, such as proteinuria and hematuria. But you have to eat it for years. Once you stop or lessen the dosage, these symptoms come back again.
Side effects of prednisone
-Abnormal fat deposits on the face, neck, and trunk
-Thinning of the scalp hair
-Lightening of normal skin color
-Shortness of breath
-Noisy, rattling breathing
-Decrease in the amount of urine
-Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
-Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
-Swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
-Nausea and vomiting
There are some other side effects. Space limited, they are not listed all here.
Traditional Chinese medicine for Nephrotic Syndrome
Since treating Nephrotic Syndrome is a long process, to avoid side effects of western medicine, you had better choose some natural herbs. Traditional Chinese medicine is almost natural, for example, stigma maydis can be used to alleviate edema and lower blood pressure, leech and periostracum cicada can be used for proteinuria.
Whatever medicine you choose, you should choose the one which can benefit your health. Check with your doctor immediately if any side effects occur while taking prednisone. If you would like to know more information, please contact our online doctor or leave us a message.