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How to Alleviate Side Effects of Steroids for Nephrotic Syndrome

How to Alleviate Side Effects of Steroids for Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic Syndrome is one disease characterized by heavy proteinuria, hypoproteinemia, hyperlipemia and swelling, and this disease often occurs in children. At present, its underlying cause is still not very clear, but many experts think it has a close link with allergic reaction. Therefore, steroids especially prednisone have been the preferred medications for these patients. However, these medicines have many side effects, so patients are eager to find out how to ease side effects of steroids.

Many clinical reaches have proven that three aspects can help reduce the side effects and complications of steroids for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. They are:

1. Prevent respiratory infections

Upper respiratory infection is one common disease that can urge steroid therapy to stop and cause the relapse of kidney disease, so the prevention of respiratory infections should be put in the important state.

The key to strengthening the prevention is to increase or reduce patients' clothe time, avoid to going to public places, keep the air in the room fresh, and so on.

2. Prevent skin and mouth infections

Because the use of steroid can cause the body's immunity to decline, patients will be at a high risk of infections if their skin is damaged or their mouth isn't clean. Therefore, patients should take a bath and wash their hand and feet regularly.

3. Avoid overwork or overfatigue

For Nephrotic Syndrome patients whose illness condition is stable, they should do some physical activity. This is beneficial to prevent high blood coagulation side effect and complication of osteoporosis. However, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, in order to prevent the aggravation of kidney disease.

Nephrotic Syndrome is one chronic kidney disease. Although medication therap is one important method, nursing is also necessary. If the prevention is done correctly, patients can ease their side effects and complications effectively. To learn more about these methods, you can contact us directly.

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