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An Alternative for Treating FSGS Patients

Question: Hello, My husband is diagnosed with FSGS, hypertension, anemia. He is currently relapsing with high amounts of protein and potassium in urine. His doctor put him on steroids, which has many adverse side effects and he would like an alternative. Please help.

An Alternative for Treating FSGS PatientsAnswer: Hypertension, anemia and proteinuria are all associated with kidney function decline. Though steroids can stop the inflammation reaction in his kidneys to help reduce proteinuria. However since it can not solve the underlying causes, the symptoms will once again appear under some inducement such as cold, infections or tiredness. What is more, long term intake of steroids will cause many side effects and lower the patients' immunity, it is not so satisfying in the long run. Therefore, it is necessary to find an alternative for FSGS.

Immunotherapy is an alternative which halts FSGS progressing to kidney failure. This therapy is a relatively new therapy which combines immunosuppressants and Chinese medicines. Compared with steroid therapy, Immunotherapy is more advisable, as it is free of side effects. Besides, there is no relapse of FSGS after Immunotherapy.

Though some steroids are still used in the process of treating FSGS to block the immune system, they are stopped after a short time usage, thereby it is not necessary for you to worry about side effects. Chinese medicines are used to regulate the immune system after application of immunosuppressants. They can inhibit inflammation, dilate blood vessels, block blood clotting and degrade extracellular matrix. After a period of treatment, FSGS patient's immunity and self-curative ability can be strengthened greatly. Under such a condition, no antigen invade patient’s body again and kidney damages are remitted as well. As a result, kidney function improves and progression of FSGS is stopped fundamentally.

If you would like to know more information about our therapies, please contact online doctor. We are glad to help you.

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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