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Pediatric kidney disease: how to treat the hormone properly

In the course of the treatment of pediatric nephropathy, the hormone has the advantage of short treatment, quick response and low cost, which is a common method of treating pediatric kidney disease in western medicine. But because of the po...

Pediatric kidney disease: how to treat the hormone properly

May 09, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

In the course of the treatment of pediatric nephropathy, the hormone has the advantage of short treatment, quick response and low cost, which is a common method of treating pediatric kidney disease in western medicine. But because of the possible side effects of hormones, many parents are worried: should hormones be used? How do you do that? The nephrologist at the Qingdao jingkang medical treatment hospital in Qingdao has summarized the experience of pediatric kidney disease for more than 20 years.

Should hormones be used?

First, the role of hormones in the treatment of pediatric nephropathy is positive. Compared to other types of kidney disease, pediatric kidney disease has the characteristics of short duration, come on urgent, illness weight, when pediatric kidney disease in patients with acute onset, severe edema, bosom frowsty, vomiting, etc., this time using hormones can smoothly, timely control the condition, to the next step for the treatment of the time, and a basis for the next treatment.

Simple use of hormones to treat pediatric nephropathy

There are two main problems with the use of hormone therapy for pediatric nephropathy:

First, there is no cure for hormones. Hormone mechanism of anti-inflammatory and immune suppression, on the surface, the children with urinary protein and occult blood test indexes such as better soon, disappear, but when cold, infection and attacks. So, again, we started using hormones, and again and again. The reason is that, in the urine protein and occult blood for lesions in the glomerular basement membrane, and hormone is not the function of glomerular basement membrane, try not to go, so ill just easy to relapse.

Second, the side effects of hormones. Due to the pediatric kidney disease patients with age small, weak constitution, the particularity of drug resistance is poor, coupled with large dose of "shock" in the treatment of kidney disease are commonly used, must want to consider the side effects of hormone may be produced.

Hormone in children with kidney disease may cause side effects mainly include the following: one, easy to cause calcium deficiency, affect children to grow and develop, even lead to osteoporosis, and femoral head necrosis, Two, it is easy to cause the heart to be obese, the full moon face, buffalo back; Three, once stopping the drug can appear "anti-jump phenomenon", cause the disease aggravate.

How to treat the correct use of hormone in pediatric nephropathy

How to properly use the hormone to reduce side effects, how to properly reduce the hormone, and ultimately safely stop the hormone?

Our hospital kidney disease experts after years of research and clinical practice, summed up the effective treatment for pediatric kidney disease, will feature "tired to protect kidney therapy" in combination with hormone therapy, both played a fundamental Chinese medicine cures, relapse prevention effect, using hormones control the illness quickly when necessary, to avoid children with kidney function is damaged, in a short period of time the best treatment effect, is the treatment of pediatric kidney disease is a effective method.

For children who are using hormones, or have severe and severe kidney disease, our hospital adopts the method of "recirculating the therapy of the kidney". Due to the "tired to protect kidney therapy" in the role, will be effective in relieving the side effects of hormone therapy, when children with kidney disease gets fixed, can safely hormone stopped in a short time.

To use hormone effect is not explicit, or cannot use the hormone refractory for many reasons, intractable pediatric kidney disease, our experts will be in accordance with the specific situation of the patients, tailored to allocate prescription, tired to protect kidney therapy with oral Chinese traditional medicine, such as carp soup, etc.), or cooperate with the hormone treatment method of immunosuppressant, anyhow is to minimize the side effects of western medicine, which will take the best curative effect.

Finally, want to tell our kidney disease parents friends, treatment of pediatric kidney disease, should be a rational look at the use of hormone, too afraid of hormone completely shut out with excessive reliance on hormones are not correct, only under the guidance of doctors use correctly, combination of Chinese and western medicine treatment, to the child's health and future growth is the most safe treatment plan.

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