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How to Cope with Side Effects of Steroids for FSGS Patients

How to Cope with Side Effects of Steroids for FSGS PatientsFSGS is a common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome, which is often treated by steroids. Steroids are effective in reducing proteinuria, but they have many side effects in the long run, such as moon face, weight gain, increased appetite, bone disease, diabetes, lower your immunity, etc. How to cope with side effects of steroids for FSGS patients? After reading this article, you will find the answer.

Some side effects of steroids, such as moon face and headache will disappear after you stop the intake of steroids for a period of time. But some side effects of steroids such as bone disease and diabetes should be prevented when you start steroid treatment. For example, take some calcium and vitamin D to strengthen the bones. Measure your blood sugar level regularly. Having a good rest, doing exercise regularly and following a balanced diet and so on to boost your immunity.

There are also some other medications to help you counteract the side effects of steroids, such as Mai Kang Composition. This is a kind of Chinese patent medicine. It can lower blood cholesterol level, block blood clotting, remove stasis and improve blood circulation. It can also strengthen your immunity to prevent infections. Besides, it can prevent bone disease.

FSGS is a chronic disease, so in the long run, you had better choose some natural treatment for FSGS rather than steroids. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment has more advantages then western medicine. It can decompose the deposited immune complexes in the kidneys to reduce kidney inflammation and degrade extracellular matrix to stop kidney fibrosis. Besides, it can dilate blood vessels to increase blood flow into kidneys to improve ischemia and anoxia. What is more, it can make your whole body harmonious and balanced to help you protect the remaining kidney function.

How to cope with side effects of steroids for FSGS patients? The above information is very general. If you are interested in those therapies, please feel free to contact us at igacure@gmail.com or talk with online doctor directly.

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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