Three Turning Points to Help Slow down the Progression of Kidney Disease
Are you kidney patients? Do you want to have a good prognosis? Here we list three turning points which can help you slow down the progression of kidney disease. Now go on reading to learn more information.
24h urine protein reaches 1g -- determining whether steroids are used or not.
It is well known that 24-hour proteinuria quantification can reflect the overall level of renal function and affect the prognosis of nephropathy. When the 24-hour urinary protein content exceeds 3.5g, it can be diagnosed as massive proteinuria, which means that the renal function is severely damaged. It is generally necessary to use immunosuppressive agents, steroids and other drugs in time.
In fact, 1 g of 24-hour urinary protein is also a very critical node, which means that kidney disease treatment can start with steroids. Taking steroids can also affect the process of kidney disease, so in the choice and dosage of steroids, kidney patients should be based on the comprehensive analysis of the disease, not blindly taking drugs.
Generally for patients with less than 1g of proteinuria, we do not recommend taking steroids. On the one hand, the disease is generally mild; On the other hand, steroids have side effects, such as full moon face and buffalo back, and steroids themselves will affect human metabolism, disturb the situation of autocrine hormones. If coupled with immunosuppressive therapy, it will reduce the patient's autoimmunity, which is not a good thing for patients with mild illness condition.
Proteinuria quantification at or below 1g does not have a significant impact on renal function and can be treated without steroids. Patients with more than 1g can see whether it is available according to their own pathological type and glomerular filtration.
Immunoassay -- the quality of immunity
Immunoassay includes 10 items of immunity and lymphocyte subsets. Immunity will directly affect the stability of the disease, because of the kidney itself, plus the use of immunosuppressive drugs and other reasons, most renal patients’ immunity is lower than ordinary people. Low immunity can easily lead to infection, and aggravate the immune inflammation reaction of kidney, which makes the function of kidney worse and worse. The influence of immunity is also persistent, and it is one of the key nodes in the development of kidney disease.
Therefore, kidney patients must pay attention to improving their self-immunity, mainly to improve daily living habits, such as adhere to regular work and rest, reasonable nutritional diet, proper exercise and physical fitness, vaccination and immunoglobulin injection when necessary. Long-term adherence to a good life and rest is the key to ensure immunity.
Serum creatinine 130 umoI/L -- toxin level
Serum creatinine is also one of the important indicators of renal function. The change of creatinine mainly represents the fluctuation of toxin level in patients. Increased serum creatinine means impaired glomeruli, decreased renal filtration capacity, and increased levels of toxins, which is another turning point in the treatment of nephropathy. Uremia occurs when kidney function is impaired by more than 90% and the toxins in the body cannot be excreted, thus accelerating renal failure.
If we can expel toxins out of the body in time and lighten the burden on the kidney, it will greatly reduce the risk of deterioration of renal function and reduce the incidence of uremia. Uric acid and urea nitrogen are also indicators of toxin levels.
Therefore, in the course of kidney disease treatment, the prognosis of kidney patients with high immunity and low toxin level is better. At present, the use of steroids has more advantages than disadvantages, so the patients should still insist on using them. All in all, every joint is crucial. What stage are you in? For more information on kidney disease treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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