In the treatment of nephrotic syndrome, there are generally two methods, Chinese and Western, with each method having its advantages. The characteristic of Western medicine is that the treatment takes effect relatively quickly. Now we will mainly explain how Western medicine treats nephrotic syndrome, hoping to be helpful to patients.
Western medicine generally uses hormone therapy, immunosuppressants, and diuretics to treat nephrotic syndrome. Let's take a detailed look below.
1. Hormone therapy
When patients are treated with hormone therapy, they usually use some hormones such as prednisone. When treating nephrotic syndrome, it is important to use different doses and cycles depending on the type of condition and the child's response to prednisone. Short courses of treatment are used for initially treated simple kidney disease, while medium and long courses of treatment are used for retreated, multiple recurrent simple kidney disease or nephritic kidney disease.
For patients with a slightly severe condition, the use of hormone therapy may have poor effects or side effects. "Too large cases can be treated with immunosuppressants in combination, commonly used include vincristine, tripterygium glycosides, cyclophosphamide, and thiophene;"; Cyclosporin A, etc.
Generally, in cases sensitive to hormone therapy, diuresis may occur after 7-10 days of medication, and it is not necessary to use diuretics. "When severe edema occurs, diuretics can be used, usually furosemide (furosemide) administered intravenously. It is best to first infuse low molecular dextran, which often produces good diuretic effects.".
The above is only a brief introduction to the treatment of nephrotic syndrome with Western medicine. Among them, massive use of hormones and drugs is the main method for treating kidney disease in Western medicine. These drugs are likely to cause damage to certain functions of the body. Therefore, the side effects of Western medicine are still significant, and patients are advised to choose carefully.