FSGS is a relatively common form of kidney disease, especially in the US. This condition is not an easy disease to treat. There is no doubt that western medicines will be commonly used in FSGS treatment, which relieves some symptoms and slow down the progression of condition. Here you will learn something about Chinese medicines you can take with FSGS.
Western medicines you take with FSGS
ACE-inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) and ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers) are commonly used in clinic to reduce the amount of protein in the urine which is a common symptom of FSGS. Many different types of drugs that suppress the immune system are also being used to treat FSGS. The most common of these are steroids. Unfortunately, all of these drugs have significant side effects, which makes some patients want to know more about Chinese medicines people can take with FSGS.
Chinese medicines you can take with FSGS
Here we will mainly talk about the Chinese herbal medicines which have been used in China for thousands of years. As a matter of fact, some Chinese herbal medicines can be also used to relieve symptoms of FSGS. For example, the root of kudzu vine, wild chrysanthemum flower, prunella spike, etc can be used to lower blood pressure; lumbricus, thunder god vine, periostracum cicada, Astragalus membranaceus, etc are used to eliminate proteinuria; Chinese rhubarb, the root of red-rooted salvia, Ligusticum wallichii, aloe vera, etc can be used to help lower high creatinine level through promoting intestinal detoxification.
If the Chinese medicines are taken orally, the efficiency of medicines will be lost more or less after the active materials get to kidneys. In order to prevent it happening, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is created. This treatment is based on Chinese herbal medicines, but used externally. FSGS patients just need to lie on the bed to take it. Apart from the functions mentioned above Micro-Chinese medicine Osmotherapy can play, it aims at eliminating immune complexes, repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function, which attracts more and more foreign FSGS patients come to take this natural treatment. Foreign patients describe it as Chinese massage, very comfortable.
If you worry about the side effects of western medicines or you want to deal with FSGS from the root, Chinese medicines can become another treatment option. Feel free to let us know if you have any follow-up questions.
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