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How To Improve The Prognosis Of Nephrotic Syndrome


2013-08-27 11:52

How to improve the prognosis of Nephrotic Syndrome? Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) complications greatly affect the patients’ prognosis. Thus, preventing the complications plays an important role in improving NS prognosis. What on earth are the complications of Nephrotic Syndrome?

1. Infections

In hormone treatment, there is no need to use antibiotics to prevent infections and this is because it will not come to the purpose of preventing infection. However, it will result in fungi double infection. Once you experience infection, you should choose antibiotics treatment which has sensitivity to kill germs and is not only powerful but also no nephrotoxicity. Patients with severe infection need take consideration of reducing the amount of hormone or stopping it which should depend on patients’ individual conditions.

2. Thrombosis and embolism complications

Generally speaking, when the plasma albumin is lower than 20g/l, patients may be recommended to accept anti-coagulation therapy in which the patients will be given subcutaneous injection of heparin or just take oral medicine of warfarin. Warfarin is a drug that prevents blood clotting and prevents thrombosis and embolism.

3. Acute kidney failure

Nephrotic Syndrome is usually accompanied by acute kidney failure. If acute kidney failure is not dealt with properly, it will threaten your life. Patients will get recovered if acute kidney disease gets effective control. The methods include the following aspects:

Hemodialysis: diuresis has no obvious results and the patients has come to the stage of dialysis. In this case, patients should be given hemodialysis to sustain their life. And supplementing some plasma products to get the purpose of dehydration, it is helpful in relieve renal interstitial edema.

The disease for primary disease: the pathology of NS is mainly Minimal Changed Disease and you should give effective treatment.

4. The metabolism disorder of protein and fat.

Before the relieve of NS, the metabolism disorder may not be corrected completely. However, in daily diet, patients need to pay much attention to the amount and structure of protein and fat with the struggle to decrease metabolism disorder to the least limitation. At present, many medications can be applied to treat protein and fat metabolism disorder. The medications include: ACEI and Angiotensin II receptor antagonist all can reduce proteinuria. Besides, Chinese medicine, Astragalus mongholicus, is able to promote the synthetic of liver albumin and may have the function of relieving hyperlipidemia.

Preventing these complications timely and effectively contributes to improve the prognosis of Nephrotic Syndrome. If you are unclear about the treatment about complication prevention, you can have a face-to-face talk with our online doctors.


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