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    Hormonotherapy: An Double-edged Sword for Nephrotic Syndrome

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    Hormonotherapy: An Double-edged Sword for Nephrotic SyndromeReferring to Nephrotic Syndrome’s treatment, the application of glucocorticoid is a indispensable treatment. As a matter of fact, hormone therapy can help ease patients’ pain to some extent and enhance the efficacy in short time. However, No controlling use of the medicine will bring side effects to patients. And patients will suffer from various and severe symptoms.

    -Long-term and high dosage of glucocorticoid’s usage will induce the a series of metabolic disorders of fluid, salt, sugar, protein and fat. and patients also suffer from central obesity. In addition, it also will affect the absorption of calcium, thus leading to osteoporosis. In sever condition, it also can induce spontaneous fracture.

    -Glucocorticoid will reduce the body ability of fighting disease. In the condition, bacteria is relatively easy to grow and increase. Then, patients will suffer from infection, worsening illness condition.

    -Glucocorticoid can promote the metabolism of protein, and slow down the formation of granulation tissue, which can affect the healing of trauma or surgical wounds, and other ulcer.

    -The hormone has the growth-resistance function. Long-term usage of hormone will inhibit the bone’s growth and protein synthesis for children, affecting the growth and development. In addition, pregnant women also can cause fetal abnormalities if applying the medicines.

    -Once you reduce dosage or stop taking the medicines after your illness conditions get controlled, you will suffer form primary symptoms or new complications suddenly, like joint pain, myalgia or myotonia and so on.

    -In addition, long-term use of the hormone may induce adrenal cortex atrophy or renal insufficient and worsen ulcer or even induce neuropsychiatric symptoms, causing great disorders for patients.

    Through the above analysis, we can see that hormonotherapy is just a form, and do not solve the real problems. Therefore, it is important to use hormones properly. By the way, do you want to find out the methods to instead hormonotherapy? If so, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor or email to and we will do our best to help you.

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