Prednisone is the common medicine to treat Nephrotic Syndrome. But long-term usage will cause series of side effects for patients in Nephrotic Syndrome. Call for our ONLINE DOCTOR for free.
How does prednisone treat Nephrotic Syndrome?
Prednisone is a kind of medicine for anti-inflammation. Through reducing the permeability of renal vessels, this medicine can reduce the protein leakage in urine. It is helpful and effective to control proteinuria in Nephrotic Syndrome. However, long-time usage will cause some side effects to patients.
What are the side effects of prednisone to patients?
Short effects include increased weight, salt and fluid retention, low serum potassium, and mood swing and so on. As for the long-term usage of this medicine, the side effects mainly contain:
Declined resistance ability
Prednisone can not only prevent the abnormal immunity, but also affect the normal immunity. Therefore, patients always suffer from the torture of weak resistance ability, so that easily cause infection from bacteria, virus and parasite.
The side effects include high blood pressure and congestive heart failure due to the long-term fluid retention and other effects in blood vessels.
This may occur on patients in Nephrotic Syndrome who take prednisone. It can cause abnormal glucose tolerance and high blood glucose. In the serious case, it may cause diabetes. In addition, in some cases, it may cause impotence, irregular menstruation and hirsutism.
Apart from the above-mentioned side effects of prednisone for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they also may get eye disease, bone disease, skin disease, etc.
How to reduce the side effects of prednisone in Nephrotic Syndrome? Chinese Herbal Medicine is recommended to you for proteinuria. According to the different illness condition, the prescription differs from patient to patient.
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