How Long Can You Survive with Nephrotic Syndrome
In most cases of Nephrotic Syndrome, it often relapses very frequently. Uncontrolled, it may develop into Chronic Renal Failure and even death. Facing the ineffectiveness of treatment and relapses of Nephrotic Syndrome, many patients can't help thinking of how long can they survive? In fact, there is no a general answer to the question. The life expectancy of the patients with Nephrotic Syndrome relies on the following factors:
△ How long the patients with Nephrotic Syndrome can survive mostly depends on the treatment method.
The conventional hormone therapy can relive the symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome at a fast speed. However, once the hormone dosage is reduced, the disease is very likely to relapse. What's worse, every relapse is a big trauma to the kidneys. That is because the hormone can only suppress the abnormal immune response, but can not clear up the immune complexes deposited in kidneys at all. Also the hormone therapy can not correct the abnormal innate immune system which is the underlying cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. To get rid of the disadvantages of the conventional therapy, the latest treatment immunotherapy is introduced into the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome.
On one hand, in immunotherapy, the Chinese herbal medicines can degrade the immune complexes and prevent the releasing of inflammatory factors. Therefore, it can stop the inflammation of kidneys so as to inhibit the damage to kidneys.
△ The pathological types of Nephrotic Syndrome also influence the life expectancy.
The pathological types of Nephrotic Syndrome mainly include minimal changes glomerulonephritis, mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis, membranous glomerulonephritis, FSGS etc. Different pathological types have different prognosis. Generally speaking, the minimal change glomerulonephritis has a good prognosis and it does not cause much influence on the patients'life expectancy. However, for the patients with FSGS, membranous glomerulonephritis, they may develop into End Stage Renal Failure in several years. The pathological type of Nephrotic Syndrome is not stable, without effective treatment, the mild pathological type may develop into severe one. Therefore, it is very essential to take effective treatment as early as possible.
The above are the main factors affecting the life expectancy of the patients with Nephrotic Syndrome. Moreover, it is very important for the patients to develop a healthy diet. If you want to know how to arrange your daily diet, you can consult us on line. We will make a personalized dietary plan for you based on your illness condition.