Can You Only Use Steroids to Reduce Proteinuria
Proteinuria can not only reflect the condition of renal function, but also accelerate the deterioration of kidney disease. Therefore, it must be strictly controlled. Steroids are the most commonly used medicines for proteinuria. But can you only use steroids? Read on to learn more information.
Steroid therapy is the main method to eliminate kidney inflammation and reduce proteinuria. Is that steroid suitable for any kidney patients? Of course not. After many years of clinical research, it has been shown that patients with steroid tolerance have better therapeutic effect, while those who are too sensitive to steroids are prone to relapse when stopping or reducing steroids, which is not conducive to the stability of the disease.
Whether to use steroid in kidney disease mainly considers two problems. One is the severity of proteinuria. It is not recommended to use steroids when proteinuria is below 1g. The other one is pathological types. Most kidney disease associated with Nephrotic Syndrome is accompanied by a large number of proteinuria, such as membranous nephropathy, IgA Nephropathy, mesangial proliferative nephritis. In such a case, steroids are used. But some diseases, such as Diabetic Nephropathy and hypertensive kidney damage, generally do not use steroids or use steroids less.
Then for patients who are not suitable for steroids, how to eliminate inflammation and reduce proteinuria?
1. To suit the remedy to the case
For secondary nephropathy, such as Diabetic Nephropathy and Hypertensive Nephropathy, to avoid further deterioration of renal function and reduce the level of proteinuria, it is more important to control blood pressure and blood sugar. And some antihypertensive drugs, such as ACEI and ARBs, have the effect of reducing blood pressure and decreasing proteinuria, which are generally the preferred drugs for kidney patients with hypertension. Of course, it can also be combined with steroids when necessary.
2. To improve immunity
Some patients' proteinuria can not fall down, not only because of drug problems, but also because of their low immunity, which leads to inflammation and unstable kidney function, so the protein will continue to leak out. To enhance immunity, kidney patients should pay attention to exercise, reasonable diet, avoiding infection, and taking medicine when necessary.
Can you only use steroids to reduce proteinuria? Of course not. For more information on proteinuria treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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