Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a description of the severity of glomeruli damage, or kidney fibrosis. It is the leading cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. Proteinuria is most common symptoms in FSGS. How is FSGS treated?
The goal of treatment for FSGS should be controlling symptoms as well as improve kidney function. Generally speaking, a balanced diet, reduction of proteinuria, and prevention of complications due to edema, control of hypertension and lowering lipid levels are the treatment goals. You should consult your doctor to make a detailed treatment plan. Or you can send your test report to email@example.com, so that our doctors can give you detailed suggestions.
Diet for FSGS
● Sodium. Limit your sodium intake to intake to 2 g ( 6 g of salt). Avoid salty foods such as processed meat, canned vegetables and fast foods, etc. Taking frozen or fresh vegetables and fruits is OK.
● Protein. Current recommendation call for an intake of 0.6-0.8 g of high-quality protein per kilogram of body weight. In end stage of kidney disease, patients may be asked to take more protein than ever.
Medicines for FSGS
● Diuretics. If edema or swelling is uncontrolled, it can cause many problems such shortness of breath, weight gain and high blood pressure. Consult your doctor about which type of diuretic you are right for.
● Hypertensive drugs
ACEIs (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors) and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are prescribed to reduce proteinuria and control high blood pressure.
● Steroid therapy. Most FSGS patients have a good response to steroids. Since long-term steroid therapy may lead to serious toxicity, you should consult your doctor about the dosage.
● Traditional Chinese Medicine
These medicines are more natural. Based on them, we innovate several therapies which are used externally. They can improve blood circulation and repair damaged renal tissues, which is the terminal goal of treatment for FSGS. If you also want to try them, please be free to contact us directly.