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What Is the Treatment for Minimal Change Disease

Time:  2014-01-11 08:44

What Is the Treatment for Minimal Change DiseaseMinimal Change Disease is the most common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome in Children. But if you have aggressive treatment, it is likely that you can recover from Minimal Change Disease. Here are some introductions about the treatment for Minimal Change Disease.

Medication treatment

Western medicine plays a vital in treating Minimal Change Disease. Most patients will improve on this drug after several weeks of western medicine treatment.

-Medicine to reduce proteinuria

Corticosteroids, such as prednisone or prednisolone are often prescribed to stop the loss of protein. They have the function of anti-inflammation. When the inflammation in the kidney remit, proteinuria will decrease.

-Medicine to control high blood pressure

ACE inhibitor medicines and ARB are the common medicine to control high blood pressure.

-Medicine to ease edema

Swelling may be treated with diuretics. Diuretics can increase the amount of urine expelled from the body.

Though these medicine can control the symptoms, it is likely Minimal Change Disease to relapse several times. Patients with 3 or more relapses may do better with cytotoxic therapy instead of steroids. In most cases, this involves a medication called cyclophosphamide. Other medicines that have been used include cyclosporine and chlorambucil.

Dietary treatment

Accoring to Taditional Chinese Medicine, diet is also a treatment to disease. Correct diet can alleviate symptoms as well as medication treatment. For people with Minimal Change Disease, they should follow:

-a moderate high quality potein diet, such as fish and lean meat.

-a low sodium diet

-a low fat diet

-restricted fluid intake

-supply enough vitamins

Besides the above, you should also do regular exercise to improve your immune system. Some aerobic exercises are suggested, such as tai chi, walking, jogging, running and so on.

Aggessive treatment can prevent you from developing to kidney failure and help you live a heathy life. For more treatments about Minimal Change Disease, please contact our online doctor.

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