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Alternate Medications Other than Prednisone to Treat FSGS

Alternate Medications Other than Prednisone to Treat FSGSFSGS is one of the most common causes of Nephrotic Syndrome, especially in children and adolescents. When treating Nephrotic Syndrome, prednisone is often used to suppress immune reaction and decrease the permeability of capillaries so as to reduce protein leakage. But prednisone has many side effects in the long run. Besides, many FSGS patients do not response to prednisone. Are there alternate medications other than prednisone to treat FSGS?


High blood pressure is a big threat for FSGS patients, because it does not only cause further damage to the kidneys, but also impairs heart. ACEI or ARBs are very effective in controlling blood pressure. When pressure to the blood vessels is reduced, protein leakage will also be relieved. Therefore, ACEI or ARBs can help protect kidney function to certain extent. But when you have high blood sugar level or kidneys have been severely damaged, they should be reduced.

Chinese medicine

There are many Chinese medicines to help you reduce proteinuria and control other symptom, such as leech, periostracum cicadae, earthworm, tripterygium glycosides, etc. To achieve a good curative effects, some of the Chinese medicines are often used together. Because the decoction is very bitter, you can try some external therapies.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is to infiltrate micronized Chinese medicine into the damaged kidneys through skin with the help of osmosis devices.

-Foot bath also requires you to cook Chinese medicine into medical soup and then immerse your feet into the diluted soup.

-Circle Therapy is to draw circles on certain acupoints with herbs.

There are also other therapies, such as Full Bath, Enema Therapy, Steam Therapy and Moxibustion. They can dilate blood vessels, speed up blood circulation, remove stasis and increase blood flow into the kidneys. When the blood environment is improved, kidneys can repair themselves and restore their function. And then proteinuria disappears and other symptoms also get remission.

Now you have known the alternative medications other than prednisone to treat FSGS. If you have any other question about FSGS, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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