Question: My son is undergoing medication for Nephrotic Syndrome since one and a half years. He has got relapse thrice in this time. Whenever he gets blocked nose or cold and cough, it aggravates Nephrotic Syndrome. What care should be taken to control Nephrotic Syndrome relapse?
Answer: Frequent relapse is a character of Nephrotic Syndrome. But we can reduce it with proper care.
Someone thinks that with certain disease, it is necessary for us to supplement nutrients, which easily leads to excessive protein intake so as to increase the workload of kidneys. It is right for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to pay attention to diet, but you should follow a renal-friendly diet, for example, to follow a reduced quantity but high quality protein, to limit salt intake, etc. Correct diet depends on patients’ condition.
Because too much protein spills out of the body, it weakens immunity to fight against the disease. And the use of steroids and immunosuppressants comprise immunity further. Therefore, it is likely for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to have infections. Besides healthy diet to strengthen immunity, you should take your child to do some exercises regularly and make them clean.
For some patients, when they feel better or they are afraid of the side effects of medicines, they taper or stop the medicine without the permission of doctor. For children with Nephrotic Syndrome, they can not take good care of themselves so that they may forget to take medicine. These all affect the therapeutic effect. Besides, to just control the symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome is not enough. We should repair kidney damage. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, Chinese medicine is often used together with western medicine. They can counteract respective shortcomings. They can also dilate blood vessels and remove stasis to increase blood flow into kidneys to improve ischemia and anoxia. Besides, they can decompose the deposited immune complexes and remove them out of the kidney to reduce kidney inflammation. In a good blood environment, the damaged kidneys will heal themselves gradually. And then your kids can avoid Nephrotic Syndrome relapsing frequently.
What care should be taken to control Nephrotic Syndrome relapse? If you could combine the above aspects together, it is likely for you to reduce the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome. For more information on Nephrotic Syndrome, please leave a message below or send emails to email@example.com. Later our nephrologist will contact you to give you personalized guidance on treatment.