Pregnancy in Nephrotic Syndrome
Can the women with Nephrotic Syndrome get pregnant? Can pregnancy accelerate the deterioration of renal function? Is there danger to the mother and baby in pregnancy? The following article will reply these questions.
Generally speaking, the women with Nephrotic Syndrome can have successful pregnancy after they control their disease condition very well.
If Nephrotic Syndrome relapses frequently during pregnancy, the patients will have to use hormone or immunosuppressive agents. It will certainly cause fatal problems to the baby. Therefore, the premise for the women to get pregnant is to get a fundamental recovery of the disease. For the patients with serious high blood pressure and renal insufficiency, they should firstly lower their blood pressure and restore their impaired renal function.
Meanwhile, the women with Nephrotic Syndrome should consider the risk of pregnancy. In pregnancy, their kidneys have to discharge the metabolic products of their own and the babies. Therefore, the kidneys have to over work, which will certainly cause excess burden on their kidneys. In severe case, they may have premature birth and slow growth of the fetus.
If the women with Nephrotic Syndrome accord with the following requirement, they can consider pregnancy.
1. The illness condition keeps stable within the recent two years, no hematuria, proteinuria and the proteinuria is less than 0.5 grams per day.
2. Their renal function keeps normal.
3. No high blood pressure or frequent urinary tract infection.
4. The pathological type is mild like minimal change kidney disease, early stage of membranous nephropathy etc.
If the patients with Nephrotic Syndrome do not meet the above requirements, they should delay the pregnancy. In that case, they should take treatment to improve their renal function and relieve the symptoms. If the disease is controlled well, they will be able to have a healthy baby.
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