Alternatives to Prednisone for Lupus Nephritis

2019-03-25 10:44

Alternatives to Prednisone for Lupus NephritisPrednisone is a kind of glucocorticoid, which is often used in the treatment of Lupus Nephritis. Glucocorticoids can relieve symptoms and control illness quickly, but it may lead to changes in patients' appearance such as obesity, facial acne, and other side effects like hypertension, hyperglycemia, susceptibility to infection, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal bleeding and so on. Are there any alternatives to prednisone for Lupus Nephritis? Read on to learn more information.

At present, the commonly used clinical programs are glucocorticoid combined with immunosuppressive agents such as cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil, calcineurin immunosuppressive agents and so on.

-Steroids combined with cyclophosphamide and steroids combined with mycophenolate mofetil are widely used in the treatment of active lupus nephritis. Drug selection varies according to different age levels and different conditions.

-Tacrolimus or cyclosporine A combined with steroid therapy is relatively late in the treatment of lupus nephritis. However, in many studies, it has been proved that it can not only effectively and rapidly control hypoalbuminemia in patients with lupus nephritis, but also significantly reduce urinary protein. It also has a good effect on reducing the dosage of steroids and alleviating the toxic side effects of steroids.

-Systemic Chinese medicine treatment. In our hospital, Toxin-Removing Treatment is often used. This treatment makes use of various therapies such as Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, Enema Therapy, Steam Therapy, Navel Therapy, etc. Those therapies can eliminate waste products including immune complexes from the blood so as to reduce the workload of kidneys. They can also restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. Moreover, they can improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so that enough essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicine can be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery. After about one week’s treatment, you will see floccules in urine, which are those wastes being passed out. After about half month’s treatment, swelling, proteinuria, red spots on skin, high blood pressure and so on will get relieved greatly. After about one month’s treatment, your disease will be under control, and renal function will get improved.

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