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Is There Effective Treatment for HSP Nephritis Other than Steroids

Is There Effective Treatment for HSP Nephritis Other than SteroidsHSP Nephritis refers to Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis. Along with the onset of this disease, patients often some obvious clinical manifestations including skin purpura, joint pain, stomach pain, hemafecia, blood urine and proteinuria. To control HSP Nephritis, steroids are used commonly. However, faced by various side effects, some patients or their parents are eager to find some alternative treatments.

Steroids for HSP Nephritis patients

Prednisone, cortisone, prednisolone and glucocorticoid are common steroids. Generally speaking, steroids, especially prednisone and glucocorticoid, are applied, when patients’ illness condition has progressed into moderate or advanced stages. To strengthen the therapeutic effects, some immunosuppressive agents are also added. However, the longer patients use steroids, the more side effects they may have.

Severe infections, moon face, fatigue, weight gain, swelling, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, bone disease, and so on, are side effects of steroids. All of these problems can affect HSP Nephritis patients’ life quality largely especially children.

These side effects urge patients to look for alternative medications or treatments

Fortunately, there are indeed some other treatments that can help treat HSP Nephritis by producing fewer side effects. (If you can’t make sure which one works for you, you can send email to kidneyservice@hotmail.com, so we can help you timely.)

1. Plasma Exchange: This blood purification method is often used when patients’ illness condition has become severe. It can help exchange pathogenic factors out of the body and add some nutritions to the blood.

2. Immunotherapy: It consists of six steps including scientific diagnosis, immune clearance, immune tolerance, immune blockage, immune adjustment and immune protection. After a systemic treatment, HSP Nephritis can be controlled well.

3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: Use Chinese medicines with strong immune activity so that they can combine, split, dissolve and discharge immune complexes out of the body. Another therapeutic effect is to repair damaged kidney cells. Finally, patients’ kidney function can improve largely.

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