Most patients with nephrotic syndrome take western medicines such as prednisone, cyclophosphamide and other medicines for a long period of time during treatment. Gradually patients often have a severe dependence on this during the treatment process, which reduces body’s sensitivity to medicine and reduces the patient’s resistance.
Patients become susceptible to colds, and often relapse attack , not mention to cure. And long-term use of such drugs will also cause certain damage due to the large toxic side effects of such drugs.
Experts from the Nephrology Department of Hebei Hepatopathy Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HHHTCM) found that traditional Chinese medicine has great advantages in clinical treatment of this disease in long-term clinical practice. The following describes the characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine in the clinical treatment of this disease:
1.Elimination of urinary protein
Pharmacological studies have proven that many Chinese medicines such as Cordyceps sinensis, Serissa japonica, Astragalus, Dandelion, Forsythia etc. have the function of improving cellular immunity and humoral immunity. We also found through a large number of clinical observations that such medicines can improve Antigen’s scavenging ability, repair the damage of glomerular basement membrane, increase renal blood flow, promote the absorption of fibrous tissue, make glomerular repair and eliminate urine protein.
2.Improve renal function.
Clinical findings show Qingre Jiedu medicines such as Honeysuckle Flower can inhibit the formation of immune complexes and inhibit the formation of glomerular fibrosis. The repair of diseased epithelial tissues has obvious effects. Medicines to activate blood and soften stiffness such as saffron, salvia, and Red Paeony Root can relax renal vascular smooth muscle, relieve vasospasm, improve renal blood flow, so as to protect the kidney.
3.Reducing the side effects of English medicine
It solves the rebound effect of steroids. In the process of applying steroids and immunosuppressants, patients often have various problems like immune disorder, immunity decline, relapse, gastrointestinal reactions and bone marrow suppression. In clinical treatment, we will give treatment to tonify spleen and kidneys, warm and improve renal Yang so as to relieve the side effecs of steroids and immunosuppresive agents., regulate immune function as well as solve the problem of relapse due to steroids reduce.
4.Improve body’s sensitivity to steroids
Less than half of patients with nephrotic syndrome are sensitive to steroids, and it is difficult to use immunosuppressive medicines. But after the proper application of traditional Chinese medicine treatment, most patients can get good clinical effect because their body’s insensitivity to medicines turn sensitive. However, the application of combined Chinese medicine and Western medicine must be based on syndrome differentiation and dialectical treatment. Specific treatment solution for individual case, can expect satisfactory results.
Here are many advantages of traditional Chinese medicine in treating nephrotic syndrome.It is dialectical ,individualized and targeted treatment that can achieve very good treatment results. And under the guidance of the overall concept,we can comprehensively grasp the changes and development of the kidney, combine prevention and cure, treat both symptoms and disease from the root.