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How to Cope with Hair Loss for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

Question: My son has suffered from steroid dependent Nephrotic Syndrome since age 3, he is now age 14 and currently in yet another relapse. We have tried all the usual medicines, but the effect is not satisfying. Now he has severe hair loss. I am looking for some advice on how to cope with the hair loss.

How to Cope with Hair Loss for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsAnswer: since your son has steroid dependent Nephrotic Syndrome, he has to take steroids for long term to control the disease well. But steroids are not perfect. In the long run, they will cause a variety of side effects, one of which is hair loss. In severe case, they may even affect the growth and development of your son.

Besides the side effects of steroids, protein deficiency, hyperthyroidism, anemia, and emotional stress can all cause hair loss. First of all, you should find out the cause of hair loss and then take corresponding measures. Here we will give you some suggestions to cope with the side effects of steroids.

Treatment to cope with the side effects of steroids for Nephrotic Syndrome patients

In Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we usually use Toxin-Removing Treatment to counteract the side effects of steroids. This is a systemic treatment, which is also known as Detoxification Therapy. It is composed of 9 therapies. They work together to eliminate waste products and extra fluid from body via urine, sweat and bowel movement. They can also dilate blood vessels and remove stasis to improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so that essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients, and active ingredients of medicine can be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery. Moreover, they can restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. In such a good internal environment, the damaged kidneys will gradually heal themselves and restore their function.

After about one week’s treatment, swelling will disappear.

After about half month’s treatment, proteinuria will be reduced.

After about one month’s treatment, Nephrotic Syndrome will be under control, and renal function will get improved.

As the treatment going on, steroid intake will be reduced gradually, and he can live a normal life.

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