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Is Cortisone Helpful for the Treatment of IgA Kidney Disease

2015-04-08 17:29

Is Cortisone Helpful for the Treatment of IgA Kidney DiseaseIs Cortisone helpful for the treatment of IgA Kidney Disease ? In fact, Cortisone can suppresses the immune system, thus reducing inflammation and attendant pain and swelling at the site of the injury. So it is helpful for the treatment of IgA Nephropathy, but it will bring some side effects at the same time.

Is Cortisone helpful for the treatment of IgA Nephropathy ?

As we mentioned above, it can suppress the immune system, so a cortisone injection can also be used to give short-term pain relief and reduce the swelling from inflammation of a joint, tendon, or bursa in. So it has good effects on treating kidney disease such as IgA nephropathy which is renal damages due to deposition of immune complexes in renal mesangial areas. Cortisone takes effects by treating inflammations in the kidneys so as to prevent further renal damages and much relieve symptoms such as swelling, proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure, etc.

But long-terms of use Cortisone will make further damage to our body, it may induce pain, infection, skin pigment changes, loss of fatty tissue and tendon rupture. Symptoms often reappear and patients often will develop discomforts such as headache, fatigue, abdominal pain or back pain, low fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite after cortisone is stopped. It has been reported that over using of high dosage of cortisone can cause acute renal failure or worsen already existing renal problems.

From the above we know that Cortisone is helpful for the treatment of IgA Nephropathy, but long-terms use and over dosage is not good. If you have other questions or need any help in treating IgA Nephropathy you can leave message to us or chat with our online doctor directly, we will try our best to help you.

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