Is There Any Likelihood of Children Outgrowing Nephrotic Syndrome with Age

2019-03-10 16:11

Question: Hi, my son was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome at age 3 in 2017. He is on and off steroids. Is there any likelihood of him outgrowing this condition with age? Is there any alternative treatment besides steroids?

Is There Any Likelihood of Children Outgrowing Nephrotic Syndrome with AgeAnswer: Generally speaking, the prognosis of minimal change disease and mild mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis is good. Studies have shown that more than 90% of the children who are diagnosed before 5 years of age have minimal pathological changes and are sensitive to prednisone treatment. With the increase of age and the arrival of adolescence, the body's immunity gradually strengthens and the chance of disease recurrence is less and less. Therefore, many children's prognosis is good. About 54% of children's nephrotic syndrome can be completely alleviated in clinic. If we can insist on no relapse for 3 to 4 years, the possibility of lifelong cure is as high as 95%.

Alternative treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome

The purpose of treatment of nephrotic syndrome is to improve the barrier function of glomerular filtration membrane, reduce urinary protein, correct pathophysiological abnormalities, prevent or delay the process of renal fibrosis, and protect renal function. Prednisone and other steroids are effective for Nephrotic Syndrome, but they have many side effects, especially for children. Therefore, once the disease is stable, alternative treatment can be used to reinforce the effect.

In our hospital, Toxin-Removing Treatment is often used. It can not only help reduce the side effects of steroids, but also reduce the relapse of the disease greatly. This is a systemic Chinese medicine treatment, which makes use of various therapies such as Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, Steam Therapy, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and so on to eliminate waste products and extra fluid from body via urine, sweat and bowel movement. It can also restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and halt the progression of disease. Moreover, it 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 a short period of treatment, swelling will disappear. Proteinuria will be relieved. After a long period of treatment, proteinuria will turn negative, and Nephrotic Syndrome will be under control.

Is there any likelihood of children outgrowing Nephrotic Syndrome with age? Yes, but you should also receive medical treatment to stabilize the disease and prevent it from getting worse. For more information on Nephrotic Syndrome treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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