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Conventional and Alternative Treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-11-09 14:36

Conventional and Alternative Treatments for Nephrotic SyndromeEven though Nephrotic Syndrome can occur at any age, its incidence in children is indeed higher than in adults. The treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome usually change from person to person for different causes. Today, we are here to tell you conventional and alternative treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome.

Conventional treatments

If Nephrotic Syndrome is due to minimal change disease (MCD), a part of patients can get remission spontaneously. In most cases, patients still need to take medical treatments. Firstly, we will introduce conventional treatments for this kidney disease.

- Food therapy: To help ease obvious proteinuria, patients need to take in high-quality protein but the total amount should be limited. Generally, 0.8g/kg of protein intake or a little more one daily is recommended. To maintain fluid and sodium balance, fluid and sodium intake should be restricted.

- Diuretics and reduce proteinuria: Diuretics aim to lessen swelling and keep fluid and sodium balance by increasing urine output. Storage potassium diuretics, loop diuretics, osmotic diuretic, etc, are common diuretics. To reduce proteinuria, ACEI and ARBs are used commonly that are also the first choice for kidney disease patients to lower hypertension.

- Corticosteroid, cytotoxic drug and immunosuppressants: These medications are used to control Nephrotic Syndrome and slow down its progression, but they have a lot of side effects. Also, with these medications, patients are more likely to experience recurrence of Nephrotic Syndrome.

Alternative treatments

In recent years, many kidney experts work together and hope to create some alternative treatments. Fortunately, they do it. Immunotherapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are formed to treat kidney disease as the alternative to the above methods.

Compared with conventional therapies, these two treatments focus on repairing damaged kidney filters, known as glomeruli. Only if diseased glomeruli return to normal can patients’ illness condition be reversed from the root. However, not all patients can use these treatments. Therefore, we suggest you to learn more about them by emailing to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com before using them.

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