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What Diuretic Is Used for Nephrotic Syndrome

2014-10-22 11:07

What Diuretic Is Used for Nephrotic SyndromeEdema is a very common symptom of Nephrotic Syndrome, while diuretic is commonly used in the clinic to help treat edema. Here we will talk about what diuretic is used for Nephrotic Syndrome and more other information about edema in Nephrotic Syndrome.

Spironolactone (Aldactone) and Furosemide (Lasix) are two common diuretics commonly used in Nephrotic Syndrome. Spironolactone is used for management of edema resulting from excessive aldosterone excretion. It competes with aldosterone for receptor sites in distal renal tubules, thus enhancing sodium excretion. Furosemide increases urine output by inhibiting sodium transport in the ascending loop of Henle and the distal renal tubule. The dose must be individualized to the patient.

Although a variety of diuretics are available for use, once kidney function is impaired in Nephrotic Syndrome, patients may not respond to diuretics appropriately, making achievement of an adequate natriuresis difficult.

Additionally, some classes of diuretics are inappropriate for use in Nephrotic Syndrome patients with impaired kidney function. So there is a lot knowledge in using proper diuretics in Nephrotic Syndrome. You are welcomed to tell us more about your condition by emailing to, our experts will give you the professional medical advises after the analysis. (if you have your test reports, then better).

In addition to those common diuretics used in Nephrotic Syndrome, some Chinese medicine therapies can also treat edema safely and effectively. If the disease happens to a child, parents will become more careful to choose a safe therapy without side effects for their child. Some Chinese herbal medicines can be used to effectively treat edema. According to TCM syndrome differentiation, Chinese experts will give a proper prescription to treat your child’s edema. You are welcomed to talk to online doctor or leave us a message below to tell patients’ current symptoms, then medical advises will be given.

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