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FSGS Causes, Symptoms, Prognosis, Diet and Treatment

2013-11-09 09:02

FSGS Causes, Symptoms, Prognosis, Diet and Treatment, FSGS treatmentFSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) is a common type of nephrotic syndrome, but a rare disease that attacks the glomeruli causing serious scarring. If you are suffering from FSGS and you are not satisfied with your current treatment, then the following information about FSGS causes, symptoms, prognosis, diet and treatment must be helpful.

What are the causes of FSGS?

There is no single cause of FSGS. When the cause is not known it is called idiopathic or primary FSGS. In some patients FSGS may be the result of a genetic or inherited disease, an infection such as parvovirus or HIV/AIDS, or other kidney diseases that lead to scarring.

What are some of FSGS symptoms?

The common FSGS symptoms include proteinuria, edema, high blood pressure, low blood protein, high cholesterol level and kidney failure.

How about the FSGS prognosis condition?

FSGS is the most common cause of steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome in children and it is the second leading cause of kidney failure in children. About half of FSGS patients who do not respond to steroids go into ESRD each year, requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. About 1000 FSGS patients a year receive kidney transplant, however, within hours to weeks after a kidney transplant, FSGS returns in about 30-40% of patients. The relapse rate can even reach up to 50%.

How much do you know about FSGS diet?

Generally speaking, a low-protein diet will be suggested to FSGS patients. However, there is no a certain food that FSGS patients should forbid and the diet suggestions vary from case to case. It depends on patients’ specific condition. If you are interested in this topic or you are lack of diet suggestions, you are welcomed to email us to, we are glad to help.

What is the efficient FSGS treatment?

Very few treatments are available for patients with FSGS. Most commonly, patients are treated with drugs called steroids and with blood pressure medicines and even immunosuppressive agents. If you find your condition always relapses and you are not satisfied with your current FSGS treatment, then Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can become your another treatment option.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a new development of Chinese herbal medicines. Compared with oral Chinese herbal medicines, it is applied externally. FSGS patients just need to lie on the bed to take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, two bags filled with processed Chinese herbal medicines are put under the lower back of patients, osmosis device helps active materials to get to kidneys directly after permeating into skin. Through s series of special functions, the active materials of Chinese herbal medicines are expected to eliminate those immune complexes, repair kidney damage and recover renal function. All the medicines come from the nature, so FSGS patients do not need to worry about the side effects.

Because Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy aims at repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function, it is regarded as the natural and efficient FSGS treatment.

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