Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis (FSGS) is a disease that affects the kidney’s filtering system (glomeruli), causing scarring and loss of large amounts of protein in the urine. FSGS is a common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. Children and adults of all ages and races can get FSGS. As for the treatment, steroids and immunosuprressants are prescribed or recommended by the doctors. I will give you a brief introduction of the immunosuppressants used for FSGS patients.
Immunosuppressive agents in FSGS
For patients with FSGS, they have excessive immune reaction in the body. The immunosuppressive agents can inhibit undue inflammatory response in FSGS, which will block further damages to the glomeruli and further loss of kidney function.
Prednisone and prednisolone are the most common steroid medicines used to treat FSGS. The most common medical treatment is the combination of steroids and cyclophosphamide. If patients do not respond to cyclophosphamide or are afraid of the toxicity, they can take CsA (Cyclosporin A) as an alternative drug.
However, those medicines will cause some side effects as follows:
- Low immunity
- Bone marrow suppression
- Live damage
- Hair loss
- Hemorrhagic bladder infection
- Gastrointestinal tract issues such as poor appetite, nauseas, and vomiting
- Itchy skin
- Tiredness, weakness
- Frequent need of urination
If you have any discomfort listed above, you should let your doctor know. He or she may ask you to reduce or even stop taking immunosuppressive agents. Actually, immunosuppressants are not so effective for treating FSGS. You are likely to see the aggravation or recurrence of the disease when you reduce or stop taking this medicine.
Is there a natural alternative for treating FSGS?
Fortunately, the answer is yes. Traditional Chinese medicines are better than those chemical drugs in the long run. Based on Chinese medicines, our hospital—Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital have innovated a very effective therapy called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy after years of researches. Unlike western medicines, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy treat FSGS by improving kidney function. Therefore, renal issues can be solved from the root.
If you want to get rid of long term use of drugs, you will find a better choice here. Contact us and you will get an answer.