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Proteinuria for Nephrotic Syndrome Due to MCD

Proteinuria for Nephrotic Syndrome Due to MCDMCD refers to minimal change disease, which is the most common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. MCD takes account for about 75% of Nephrotic Syndrome in children. Proteinuria is one typical symptom of Nephrotic Syndrome due to MCD.

If left alone, proteinuria will cause further damage to kidney filtering membrane. This will affect patients’ prognosis a lot, so it is necessary to alleviate patients’ protein leakage timely and effectively.

How to manage these patients’ proteinuria? Several therapies can help reduce patients’ protein leakage, but the suitable medicine or therapy should depend on patients’ illness condition. (If there is someone around you having Nephrotic Syndrome due to MCD, you can ask help from Doctor online or email to

1. Steroid Therapy

Conventional dosage of prednisone for child with MCD is 60mg/d, and adult’s dosage is about 40~60mg/d. Then, the dosage should decline gradually within 4~6 months. About 90% of children will respond to this medicine within 4 weeks, and 90% of adults will respond to it within 8 weeks. If patients still have a large amount of proteinuria, doctors will add immunosuppressants into patients’ prescription.

2. Chinese Herbal Medicine

Some Chinese medicines also have the effect of inhibiting inflammatory reactions within kidneys and managing protein leakage. Correct usage of these medicines can help alleviate these patients’ proteinuria. Thunder god vine has the property of immunosuppressants, so it shows obvious effect on easing proteinuria.

Compared with steroids, Chinese herbal medicine has fewer side effects and can also repair damaged kidney cells. As long as kidneys can filter patients’ blood normally, proteinuria will be managed naturally. Of course, not all patients with Nephrotic Syndrome due to MCD want to take Chinese medicine, so they are suggested to take medicines with doctor’s guidance.

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