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Side Effect of Steroids for IgA Nephropathy

2013-12-19 11:24

Side Effects of Steroids  for IgA NephropathyIgA Nephropathy develops if IgA deposits in the kidneys and causes inflammatory responses. The abnormal IgA deposits damage the glomeruli, leading to blood and protein in the urine. Steroids are the most often used drugs to reduce urine protein levels and help protect kidney function. But more and more patients see the side effects. In the following, let’s have a general look at the side effects of steroids treatment for IgA Nephropathy.

Steroids can alleviate your symptoms in short term, but as long as you stop or reduce the dose, your disease will come back again. What is worse, they may impair many healthy anabolic processes in the long run.

*Steroids may cause cortical hyperactivity syndrome

-Buffalo hump

-Increased skin fragility, easy bruising

-Expansion of malar fat pads and dilation of small blood vessels in skin

*Steroids may damage calcium balance due to reduced intestinal calcium absorption


-Steroid-induced osteoporosis(reduced bone density, osteonecrosis, higher fracture risk, slower fracture repair)



-Growth failure, delayed puberty

*Steroids may affect your eyesight



*Steroids may have excitatory effect on central nervous system


-Mental disease

-Poor memory

-Irregularity of menstrual periods

In addition, there are are also many other side effects, such as


-High blood sugar

-High blood pressure


-Weight gain due to increased appetite

-Anovulation, irregularity of menstrual periods

Space limited, we can not list all the side effects. It is a long period of treatment to IgA Nephropathy. You had better use some natural herbs to take place of steroid, such as salvia miltiorrhiza, poria cocos, earthworm, rehmannia, licorice, etc. Or these side effects may lead to serious problem.

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