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Steroids are commonly used medicine in chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment. But due to their side effects, many patients are not willing to use them. In fact, if you can use steroid correctly, they do not have so many side effects.

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4 Tips for You to Use Steroids Correctly and Get rid of Side Effects

2018-08-03 08:09

4 Tips for You to Use Steroids Correctly and Get rid of Side EffectsSteroids are commonly used medicine in chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment. But due to their side effects, many patients are not willing to use them. In fact, if you can use steroid correctly, they do not have so many side effects. In this article, we will teach you 4 tips to use steroids correctly so as to get rid of side effects.

Hormone or steroid is a kind of highly effective biological active substance secreted by endocrine glands or endocrine cells. These substances are involved in regulating human physiological processes.

The hormone commonly mentioned in the department of nephrology, usually referred to as glucocorticoid, which is secreted by the adrenal gland.

What effect does hormone have in kidney disease treatment?

Hormones have strong anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. This effect can help eliminate proteinuria, affect vascular permeability and reduce the formation of proinflammatory cytokines. It can be said that hormone plays an important role in the treatment of kidney disease and can control the progress of the disease quickly. But any drug has side effects. Though steroid shows remarkable effect in treating kidney disease, its side effects are also fierce.

For example, clinical commonly used intermediate-acting hormones, like prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone. Long-term use can affect skin and fat distribution, forming moon face, buffalo back, and getting fatter.

Long-term use of hormones can also cause muscle atrophy and the possibility of femoral head necrosis.

Moreover, steroid induces and aggravates infection.

Hormones can reduce the body's ability to fight infection and promote the growth, reproduction and spread of bacteria. Long-term use of hormones can induce infection.

Although there are so many side effects of hormones, hormone therapy is still mainstream in current science and technology, and cannot be separated from hormones in the treatment of kidney disease.

So how do we use hormones correctly to reduce side effects?

First of all, we should understand that the side effects of hormones are closely related to the dosage and time of use. The long-term and large dose of hormones will greatly increase the probability of adverse reactions.

However, the time and dosage of hormone use are determined by the doctor according to the patient's condition. The correct cooperation between the patient and the doctor will minimize the side effects, reduce the amount of wrongdoings and waste less money.

Once hormones are used, patients need to pay close attention.

Second, to avoid behaviors that can lead to hormonal adverse reactions.

For example: not to do checkups for a long time; Change hormone dosage or course of treatment at will; When the normal use of hormones is found to be ineffective (after the use of hormones, urinary protein is found to decrease only slightly or not decrease at all), blindly increase the dosage or prolong the treatment time.

How to use hormone correctly?

1. There should be clinical, pathological and other evidence support before treatment. Specific indicators are of great reference value to the duration and dosage of hormone use, and can avoid abuse to the maximum extent.

2. Observe your reactions in daily life, communicate with doctors, and actively cooperate with doctors for treatment.

3. Adjusting your lifestyle accordingly and responding to treatment in a healthy way can help reduce adverse reactions.

4. If the gastrointestinal reaction occurs after taking the medicine, you can take the medicine within half an hour to one hour after breakfast, which can reduce the stimulation to the gastrointestinal tract. If necessary, you can take gastric mucosal protection drugs and anti-acid drugs.

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