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What Is The Long-term Outlook For People with Minimal Change Disease

Time:  2014-01-11 03:18

What is the long-term outlook for People with Minimal Change DiseaseFor people with minimal change disease (MCD), they may have doubt in the long-term outlook of minimal change disease. Minimal change disease is the most common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. Therefore, it is likely to develop to kidney failure if left alone.

Generally speaking, the symptoms of minimal change disease, such as heavy proteinuria, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, can be brought under controlled by stereoid after a period of treatment. Children usually respond better to steroids than adults. If these symptoms can not be controlled timely, they may damage your kidneys and affect the prognosis of Minimal Change Disease.

Some people have only attack of the disease, while most children with MCD have several relapse during their lives, sometimes just cold or infection will cause relapse. These relapses are treated with medicine much like the first time. And the relapses usually get better with treatment. Most children with MCD will stop having relapses during their teenage years, while a few children continue to have relapses as adults. If the disease does not recur for three years, it may be a good chance that it will not return.

All in all, the prognosis of Minimal Change Disease is good. 70 % of children sufferers have no kidney function impairment when they grow up, and 90 % of adult sufferers can remain their kidney function normally for more than 10 year. But it does not mean that you can take it lightly. You should also take good care of yourself, reducing the chance of relapse. With the help of the online doctors, you will get more information about how to protect yourself from kidney disease.

At last, hope you live a healthy and happy life.

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