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    Side Effects of Steroid Use in Treating CKD

    Side Effects of Steroid Use in Treating CKDFor patients with CKD, their disease will damage their kidney function gradually, which will cause patients to have many health problems. Steroid is an important medicine for patients with CKD to control their condition. However, this is hormone medicine, which canj also bring patients many side effects. Well then, if steroid is used to treat CKD patients’condition, what side effects can be caused in this process?

    1. Digestive tract bleeding:

    Thormone use in treating disease can stimulate patient’s gastric mucosa, which can cause gastritis and gastric ulcer, and that can cause bleeding in patient’s digestive tract.

    2. Low blood sugar:

    Steroid use in treating CKD can cause low blood sugar and low urine sugar, which can cause patients to have steroid diabetes.

    3. High blood pressure:

    Using steroid inappropriately can cause patients to have the retention of fluid and sodium in patient’s body, which can cause patients to have Hypertension. While high blood pressure is very dangerous, because it can aggravate patient’s kidney damage greatly.

    4. Osteoporosis:

    Using steroid can cause calcium in bone to move out, which can lead to osteoporosis. For patients with severe side effect, that can also cause patients to have femoral head necrosis.

    5. Low immunity:

    Steroid use can weaken patient’s immunity, and that can make patients often feel tired. It can also cause patients to get cold easily, and it is hard to cure. However, infection can aggravate patient’s condition obviously.

    6. Cardiovascular diseases:

    Using steroid can cause some cardiovascular diseases, like heart disease and stroke. Steroid can change the level of lipoprotein in patient’s body, which can cause lipids accumulating in artery, and that can hinder patient’s blood circulation. If blood can not reach heart and brain, that will cause patients to have heart disease and stroke easily.

    These are the common side effects of steroid when it is used inappropriately, and steroid should be used under the guidance of professional doctor. chronic kidney disease will cause complicated problems, and patients should do their best to improve their condition. If you need any help in dealing with your condition, you can contact our online experts. We will provide the guidance you need or do what we can to help you.

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