What Medicines Are For Nephrotic Syndrome Except For Hormones
Do you need other medicines for Nephrotic Syndrome except for hormones?
Other medicines may be used during hormone therapy. When Nephrotic Syndrome is serious, patients will have obvious swelling. Then diuretics will be used. Generally there is no contraindication when these two medicines are used, but it may worsen electrolyte disturbance.
Besides, during the active period of nephrotic syndrome, the blood of the children will be more viscous and the body will be in a state of high coagulation, and even thrombosis may be formed. Therefore, anticoagulant drugs, such as heparin, LMWH and dipyridamole, can be used together with hormones.
In the process of treatment, if hypertension, hyperlipidemia and other conditions occur, you can use some antihypertensive drugs and lipid-lowering drugs. The doctor will always pay attention to the interactions between various drugs and take measures to prevent adverse reactions between drugs, and deal with the problems in a timely manner.
Is Chinese Medicine Treatment effective for Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome?
Many parents ask: “ once children get Nephrotic Syndrome, is Chinese Medicine Treatment effective in Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome?”. Yes, compared to western medicines, Chinese medicine treatment manages the disease from root instead of only controlling symptoms. Chinese medicines can treat Nephrotic Syndrome from repairing injured glomeruli and improving renal function. Chinese Medicine Treatment has four functions to Nephrotic Syndrome:
1. Reduce proteinuria
There are many causes of urine protein. Some are the damage to the mechanical barrier of glomerular capillary loop, and some are damage to the electrical charge barrier. Chinese medicines reduce proteinuria through stopping the barrier damage and promoting vascular wall recovery.
Astragalus, angelica sinensis, dandelion, fructus forsythia and other traditional Chinese medicines can improve the body's ability to remove antigens, reduce and repair the damage of basement membrane, improve renal blood flow, and gradually repair glomeruli.
2. Improve renal function
Nephrotic syndrome has a higher risk of renal failure due to massive proteinuria. Renal function decline is mainly due to poor renal blood supply, glomerular and tubulointerstitial sclerosis and fibrosis, resulting in renal loss of function.
Traditional Chinese medicines for promoting blood circulation, such as flos and Rhizoma Chuanxiong, can relax renal angiomyolipoma, relieve vasospasm and improve renal blood flow. Honeysuckle flower can inhibit immune complex and renal fibrosis. Atractylodes macrocephala and Chinese yam can strengthen the resistance and repair the damaged renal epithelial tissue.
3. Reduce the side effects of western medicines
Kidney disease is very strong so hormones and other immunosuppressive agents can not kill it. Western medicines only relieve inflammation, reduce proteinuria and control other symptoms while Chinese medicines for strengthening spleen and kidney, warming kidney yang, can eliminate side effects of hormones and immunosuppressive agents, adjust immune system and reduce the adverse effects of western medicines.
4. Improve the sensitivity of hormones
Only about 40 percent of nephrotic syndrome patients are hormone-sensitive, and even with immunosuppressants, there are still many patients who do not respond to treatment.
At this time, we need TCM syndrome differentiation and disease differentiation combined principle to deal with.After reasonable use of traditional Chinese medicine treatment, patients with kidney disease who have a lot of hormone resistance turn to be hormone sensitivity, and their condition gets relieved or complete remission.
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