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Western and Chinese Medicine to Treat Kidney Inflammation


2014-01-02 07:55

Western and Chinese Medicine to Treat Kidney InflammationA variety of kidney diseases are caused by kidney inflammation, such as IgA Nephropathy, FSGS, Lupus Nephritis and Purpura Nephritis. When immune complexes deposit in the kidneys and cause inflammatory reactions, these types of kidney disease occur easily. What western and Chinese medicine can help treat kidney inflammation?

Western medicine to treat kidney inflammation

1. Corticosteroid

Prednisone, prednisolone and methylprednisolone are common corticosteroids. These medications can help treat primary Nephrotic Syndrome, primary glomerulonephritis, acute glomerulonephritis, and some secondary glomerulonephritis such as lupus nephritis and purpura nephritis, through inhibiting immune response and fighting against inflammation.

2. Immunosuppressants

Doctors usually recommend immunosuppressants when corticosteroid fails to work. Cyclophosphamide and cellcept are used commonly as immunosuppressants. Through inhibiting immune system and stopping the activities of immune complexes in the kidneys, these medications can help treat kidney inflammation. These medications are also used after organ transplant.

3. Cytotoxic drugs

This type of medications aim to kill immune cells and inhibit their proliferation. In the clinic, they are often taken to treat refractory kidney disease and tumor. You can choose correct medications to treat your kidney inflammation, with doctor’s guidance.

Chinese medicine to treat kidney inflammation

1. Rehmannia and cinnamon

These herbal medicines have the property of steroid that can help ease kidney inflammation and control patients’ symptoms especially proteinuria. Compared with western medicines, these medicines have fewer side effects but need relatively longer time to work.

2. Salivia chinensis and rehmannia glutinosa

With the effect of immunosuppressant, these medications can help inhibit kidney inflammatory reactions. Many other Chinese medicines also have such an effect.

3. Chinese rhubarb and cordyceps

Different from the above medicines, this type of medicines aim at regulating patients’ immune system and repairing damaged kidney cells. Therefore, they can treat kidney inflammation from the root.

The above is a general overview of western and Chinese medicine to treat kidney inflammation. If you want to know what medicines are suitable for you, you can leave a message to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.




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