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What Is the Treatment for FSGS That is Unresponsive to All the Medicines

Patient: Hi, I am at a loss right now. My 5 years old daughter was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome may of 2013. No response to take 40mg daily of prednisone. That August the biopsy showed FSGS. She is on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil along with others and no improvement. She had two rounds on rituximab in May. Her protein cut in half but still was high. Recent labs show protein is now back to 2+ and creatinine has doubled. She is completely unresponsive to all medicines. What to do now? What is the treatment in such a case? Please help.

What Is the Treatment for FSGS That is Unresponsive to All the MedicinesDoctor: Hi, firstly, I am sorry to hear your lovely daughter is suffering FSGS. It is a refractory illness and it is true, FSGS is not responsive to immunosuppressive agents like prednisone in some cases. Under such a condition, we can try herbal treatment.

In our hospital, we have treated lots of patients with this kind of FSGS. Since patients are unresponsive to immunosuppressive agents, so we give them Chinese herbal treatment like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Mai Kang Mixture, Foot Bath and some oral herbs.

Proteinuria is a symptom of FSGS. Normally, kidneys preserve protein in the body through glomerulus and renal tubule while protein flow through kidney with blood. Glomerulus works by performing chemical barrier and charge barrier. Renal tubule works by performing reabsorption function. With the help of glomerulus and renal tubule, protein is finally preserved in the body. However, when there is kidney damage or we can say when glomerulus and renal tubule fail to function properly, protein leak into urine.

For your lovely daughter, if we want to reduce her protein in urine, we need to repair injured kidney tissues and rebuild damaged kidney structure. This is the precondition of a good recovery. Besides, as long as kidney structure is rebuild, kidney works better and consequently, all the abnormalities caused by FSGS disappear naturally.

Lastly, FSGS is a refractory illness and usually, the earlier we take treatment, the better the treatment effects. Therefore, a timely diagnosis and treatment is always suggested.

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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