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How To Reduce The Side Effects of Steroids In Kidney Patients

2015-04-13 03:15

Adrenal cortical hormone has been recognized as the preferred drug for the treatment of kidney disease at home and abroad. The name of medicine is called prednisone. However, kidney disease treatment requires a large dosage of hormone and a long time. In this condition, many side effects and complications will occur. Therefore, during the treatment of hormone, nursing care for patients should be strengthened. Many clinical practices prove that the following nursing care can reduce side effects and complications obviously. It can also guarantee the treatment of hormone so as to improve the recovery rate and reduce relapse.

1. prevent respiratory tract infection

How To Reduce The Side Effects of Steroids In Kidney Patients

Upper respiratory tract infection is a common disease and it is also the reason of kidney disease relapse. Thus, upper respiratory tract infection prevention should be given top priority. Patients should watch the weather and add clothes properly. Patients should not go to crowded places. The air in the room should be fresh and flowing.

2. Prevent infection of skin and mouth cavity

How To Reduce The Side Effects of Steroids In Kidney Patients

Since hormone can decline your body’s resistance and immunity, patients are prone to get infected when skin is wound or oral cavity is unclean. As for this reason, patients need to take bath, wash feet and hands regularly to keep your skin clean. When taking a bath, patients have no need to be very hard, which is able to prevent damages on the skin. Besides, patients need to pay attention to oral cavity and brush teeth for 2-3 times every day.

3. avoid over fatigue

How To Reduce The Side Effects of Steroids In Kidney Patients

As for patients with stable medical condition, they should have more outdoor activity. It is able to prevent high-coagulation condition and osteoporosis caused by hormones. However, the activity should not be excessive so as not to induce or worsen kidney disease due to over tiredness. If patients feel tired after activity, they should go to bed and have a good rest to alleviate their fatigue. What’s more, kidney disease patients should follow a low salt, proper protein and calories diet. They can eat more vegetables and fruits. Reasonable diet can increase patients’ energy. In this way, it can alleviate fatigue and tiredness, increase patients’ body resistance.

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