How is MCD Treated?
Usually a steroid called prednisone or prednisolone is given to control proteinuria. Most patients will respond to treatment after several weeks. For as many as 70% of patients, the disease will come back or relapse. This requires more prednisone or other medications that suppress the immune system. If the disease does not recur for three years, there is a good chance that it will not return.
Your nephrologist may also recommend:
- Diuretics and low salt diet help to control edema
- A medication that blocks a hormone system called the renin angiotensin system (ACE inhibitor or ARB) to control blood pressure or lower urine protein
- Anticoagulants to prevent blood clots
- Statins to control cholesterol
- Maintaining a healthy diet: Correct amounts of protein and fluid intake according to your nephrologist’s recommendations
- Not smoking