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Advice for a 6 Years Old FSGS Patient with Nose Bleed

Advice for a 6 Years Old FSGS Patient with Nose BleedQuestion: My nephew has FSGS and has just been brought to hospital with a nose bleed. He is 6 years old and take mycophenalate and tacrolimus along with vitamin D, blood pressure tablets. Can this mean renal failure? What should we do now?

Answer: FSGS is the abbreviation of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis which is an illness that causes Nephrotic Syndrome easily. FSGS occurs easily among young people and with no effective treatment, it progresses to kidney failure finally. Therefore, a timely and effective treatment is very important for FSGS patients.

Nose bleed is not a typical symptom of FSGS, but when this illness develops to renal failure stage, patients run a high risk for nose bleed. However, this does not mean your nephew is suffering from renal failure.

For your newphew, medicines he is taking like mycophenalate and tacroolimus belong to immunosuppressor which works by impairing immune system and immunity. FSGS is a illness in which about less 50% of glomeruli are injured for some reason like extreme immuno-inflammatory responses. Glomeruli work as a filter and help us excrete waste products like creatinine and urea nitrogen. When glomeruli are damaged and fail to function properly, not only wastes can not be removed timely, some nutritions like protein leak out as well. Immunosuppressive agents restrain immune system and inflammatory response, which is very helpful for protecting residual glomeruli from being injured. However, long-term usage of these medicines will impaire immune system and make patients susceptible for infection and other illnesses. Besides, overuse of these medicines like mycophenalate and tacrolimus can cause a series of side effects and nose bleed is just one of them.

For your newphew, what he needs to do now is to strengthen his immune system, repair kidney damages and restore kidney function. FSGS can not be cured completely, but with a comprehensive treatment, some injured kidney tissues can be repaired, which means some kidney function can be restored. We know kidney works through a group of kidney tissues. When kidney tissues can not work well, kidney function declines. Therefore, it is possible for your nephew to control FSGS well and improve kidney function by repairing some injured kidney intrinsic cells. Also, as long as kidney function is improved, life span and life expectancy is prolonged or improved as well.

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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