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Is Prednisone Safe For CKD Patients

2015-05-20 09:28

Is Prednisone Safe For CKD PatientsIs prednisone safe for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients? There are many methods for kidney disease and steroid is one of the treatments. Most people are diagnosed with kidney disease especially for nephrotic syndrome will choose prednisone as a treatment. Prednisone can block inflammation in kidney and reduce protein in urine. Therefore, it is helpful for kidney disease patients to bring their illness under control. However, Prednisone cannot treat kidney disease from the root. Long term use of prednisone also brings some side effects. Thus, it is not safe for CKD patients to take prednisone.

What side effects will prednisone produce?

1. Decrease your ability to fight against diseases

Long term use of prednisone will decrease your ability to fight against diseases, which is beneficial for the growth and spread of bacteria, induces or worsens infection.

2. Weaken the bones

Long term and overdosage of prednisone also causes disorder of fluid, salt, sugar, protein and fat. This affects the calcium absorption and leads to osteoporosis.

What is a safe way to treat kidney disease?

In many kinds of kidney disease, inflammation occurs when immune complexes deposit in kidney. Immune complex is a combination of antigen and antibody and formed when immune system is weak or immunity is poor. Therefore, only when immunity is normalized or strengthened can the formation of immune complexes will be stopped. Besides, inflammation in kidney can be avoided effectively. Prednisone is powerful to prevent inflammation, but cannot strengthen immune system and remove immune complexes in kidneys. This is the reason why kidney disease relapses with this drug. Under such a condition, you can have a try of Immunotherapy which is one systemic treatment. This therapy includes six steps-Immune diagnosis, Immune blocking, Immune clearance, Immune regulation, immune protection and Immune reabsorption. With immunotherapy, not only can immune system be strengthened but also damaged kidney cells can be repaired. It is a herbal treatment and cause no side effects.

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