A person with stage 4 kidney disease has severe kidney damage with a host of symptoms and complications. FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) can worsen the prognosis of kidney disease significantly. What is the prognosis for FSGS patients with stage 4 kidney disease ?
Before knowing the answer, we should learn some basic information about FSGS with Stage 4 Kidney Disease firstly.
FSGS is a disorder in which glomeruli become inflamed and scarred. It is a progressive form of kidney disease, and 2.3% of patients may suffer from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) if there is no effective treatment. Its symptoms, typically present as nephrotic syndrome, massive proteinuria, severe edema and hypertension. The occurrence of these symptoms is due to severe decline of kidney function.
Prognosis of FSGS with Stage 4 Kidney Disease
It is hard to predict what will happen to a renal disease patient as it can be affected by numerous factors. And the prognosis of FSGS with stage 4 kidney disease varies from individual to individual.
Then, what factors can affect the prognosis?
1. Unreasonable diets.
2. A large amount of proteinuria.
3. High blood pressure
How to improve the prognosis for FSGS patients with Stage 4 Kidney Disease?
A healthy diet is helpful for controlling the symptoms and improving the overall condition effectively. Usually, low amount intake of sodium, fat, cholesterol is recommended to you. Besides, a low amount but high-quality protein intake is OK for you. You can consult our dietitian online to make a personalized diet plan, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more information.
In order to control such symptoms as high blood pressure, swelling, etc, some certain medications are often used, like ACEIs, ARBs and diuretics. Though these medications make a difference to some extent, they still have several side effects if you take for a long-term.
A timely and effective treatment plays an important part in enhancing the prognosis of FSGS with Stage 4 Kidney Disease. Hot Compress Therapy is an effective treatment for FSGS patients with stage 4 kidney disease. It is a natural therapy and does not contain any chemical ingredients. It makes use of different and effective herbal medicines to control different symptoms and enhance renal function. Moreover, it is an external treatment of Chinese medicines rather than taking orally. The effective medicine ingredients can permeate into kidney lesion through skin, thus enhancing kidney function by restoring the impaired kidney tissues. If kidneys can work better, the prognosis of FSGS with stage 4 kidney disease will be improved remarkably.