Benefits of bell peppers on FSGS patients
Red bell peppers contain rich vitamin C, vitamin A, Vitamin B6, folic and fiber. It also contain lycopene, an antioxidant that can prevent certain cancer.
What’s more, this vegetable is low in potassium, so it is good for those who have damaged renal function. Therefore, bell pepper is a good choice for FSGS patients.
Other dietary suggestions
Except for bell peppers, there are some other foods that can be taken by FSGS patients. For example, cauliflower, cabbage, cranberry juice, and fish are recommended.
The general restrictions of diet is low-sodium, low protein but high-quality protein, low potassium and phosphorous. For specific suggestion, you are welcomed to email to email@example.com or consult the doctors online.
Treatment of FSGS
Some treatment is used for control the symptoms associated with FSGS to slow down the progression of this kidney disease.
● Diuretics (water pills) are used to remove excess salt that cause swelling (Edema).
● Other medicines are used to help control high blood pressure, particular a group of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB). These medicines are also effective for reducing protein leakage in the urine.
● Immunosuppressants may also be used to help alter the immune system
● Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy is used when oral medicines take no effects. It is an external application and is taken with the help of osmotic device. The effective ingredients can permeate into kidneys directly to expand blood vessels, fight inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes on glomeruli. From the above introduction, you can see that this therapy can treat FSGS from the root.
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