Hormone May Cause Osteoporosis in Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome
Osteoporosis is very common in Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome and it results from long-term hormone use. It can affect skeletal development and may lead to other health problems. Therefore, many parents are very concerned about how does osteoporosis occur and how to treat it effectively.
Why does osteoporosis occur in Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome?
Hormone is commonly used in treating Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome and it shows obvious effect in eliminating symptoms like swelling, hematuria, proteinuria by suppressing immune response and inflammatory response. Meanwhile, long-term use of hormone can suppress the activity of osteoblasts and the absorption of calcium by intestine and impede osteosis thus resulting in osteoporosis.
Generally speaking, the children suffering from osteoporosis do not present specific manifestations. However, they often carry increased risk of developing bone fractures. Typically, the bone fractures often occure in the vertebral column, rib and wrist. For bone weak, the children may tumble very frequently. If osteoporosis is not corrected effectively, it will influence their bone development and healthy growth severely. Then how to treat osteoporosis properly in Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome?
The parents can reduce their children’s risk of developing osteoporosis by changing daily life. The children should increase the consumption of foods rich in calcium like milk, egg white etc. If necessary, they can take some vitamin D and calcium tablets to supply calcium. Moreover, the children should take more exercise to enhance their balance sense.
However, the above measures only play an assistant role in treating osteoporosis for Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome. As its underlying cause is hormone, if it is not eliminated, it will be very likely to cause bone problem again. Therefore, what the parents primarily should do is to change their children’ present treatment and look for the safe Nephrotic Syndrome in children treatment.