What Treatment Can Help the Healing of Nephrotic Syndrome Patients
Question: My son is suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome. He is only 4 years old. He was diagnosed in December 2017. As of now, his protein in urine is plus 2. Sometimes positive. Sometimes negative. Can you help me? What treatment I can give to my son for his healing?
Answer: Nephrotic Syndrome is a very common disease in children. It causes the kidneys to leak large amounts of protein into the urine. This can lead to a range of problems, such as swelling, hyperlipidemia and hypoproteinemia.
Why does Nephrotic Syndrome get relapse frequently?
You said your son’s proteinuria sometimes is positive, and sometimes it is negative. It means his disease is not stable. Frequent relapse may impair kidneys and cause Kidney Failure. Therefore, importance should be attached. What treatment does your son receive now? Steroids such as prednisone? These drugs are only to suppress renal inflammation and reduce protein leakage rather than repair kidney damage to stop proteinuria. Once the medicines are stopped, inflammation may flare up, and then proteinuria appears.
What treatment helps Nephrotic Syndrome patients heal?
Only when kidney condition gets improved greatly can protein be blocked in body, and proteinuria turn to negative permanently. In our center, Chinese Medicine is mainly used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome. Compared with the conventional treatment, it does not have so many side effects and can help improve kidney condition. For example, Chinese Medicine Detoxification Therapy. This treatment makes use of various therapies such as Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Enema Therapy, Steaming Therapy, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath and so on to eliminate the accumulated waste products in the blood. It can also restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. Moreover, it can dilate blood vessels and remove stasis to improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so that enough essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicine can be transported nidus to speed up kidney recovery.
After about one week’s treatment, edema or swelling will disappear.
After about half month’s treatment, proteinuria will be reduced.
After about one month’s treatment, proteinuria will become negative, and kidney condition will get improved gradually.
What treatment can help the healing of Nephrotic Syndrome patients? If current treatment such as steroids is not effective enough, Chinese medicine can be tried. For specific treatment suggestions, please consult a physician.
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