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How Effective Are Steroids for Glomerulonephritis

How Effective Are Steroids for GlomerulonephritisSteroids, especially corticosteroids, have been the primary medications used for most cases of glomerulonephritis. Glomerulonephritis can be caused by various conditions such as minimal change disease, IgA Nephropathy and FSGS. To determine how effective steroids for treating glomerulonephritis, patients should firstly detect the underlying cause. (If you can’t detect it, you can ask help from the doctor online.)

For most glomerulonephritis patients, steroids can produce the following health benefits.

1. Reduce inflammation and suppress patients’ immune system: Many types of glomerulonephritis are due to immune system attacking patients’ own kidneys. Therefore, this effect can help slow down the progress of these kidney diseases.

2. Inhibit protein from leaking: Most often, steroids can help reduce proteinuria immediately through prevent protein from going through glomeruli.

3. Ease swelling: For glomerulonephritis patients, protein leakage is one important reason for swelling. In view of this, steroids can also help ease patients’ swelling.

4. Regulate sugar, fluid and sodium balance: Many types of corticosteroids have this therapeutic effect.

From the above content, we can know the reason why steroids are used to treat glomerulonephritis. However, these medicines don’t work in some cases. Therefore, you had better take this medicine with your doctor or online doctor’s guidance.

What should you do if you don’t respond to steroids?

There are two options: one is to take some other medicines like immunosuppressants, and the other is to take systemic therapies. Immunosuppressants can help inhibit immune system and curb glomerulonephritis. Some systemic therapies like Immunotherapy aim at regulating patients’ immune system, improving the self-curative ability of damaged kidney cells and removing the pathogenic factors. Choose one effective treatments to manage your glomerulonephritis. Otherwise, it may aggravate to end stage kidney disease. To learn more about these medicines or therapies, you can leave a message to

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