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Can Steroids Have Effect on FSGS

2014-02-11 22:12

FSGS, a kidney disorder characterized by scarring within in the filtering units(glomeruli). Normally, steroids may be used to treat this disease. Well, what are the effects of steroids? Here, you will have a basic understanding about its pros and cons.

With the progression of this disorder, a series of symptoms will appear. For instance, high blood pressure, proteinuria, edema, etc. Sometimes, it may develop into kidney failure slowly, and sufferers have to resort to dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Pros of steroids on FSGS

Honestly speaking, steroids are used to treat many conditions. Under certain circumstances, these drugs can be very effective in reducing the inflammatory response and prevent the loss of protein in the bodies. In this way, the condition may go away.

Cons of steroids on FSGS

People taking steroids should not stop it without the permission of doctors, in addition, the usage of steroids may last for years in low dosage. And experienced nephrologists at our center have summarized the following possible side effects:

1. Susceptible to colds and coughs.

2. Weight gain.

3. Blood pressure may increase.

4. Stretch marks may appear on the skin.

5. Sickness or diarrhoea.

To obtain a good therapeutic effect,  a combination of scientific diet, good rest, certain usage of medicines and Immunotherapy are strongly recommended.

Let’s take the above-mentioned treatment for example. From the perspective of immunology, more than 95% is related to immune dysfunction including FSGS.

Generally, this treatment consists of six steps, namely, immune diagnosis, immune clearance, immune blocking, immune tolerance, immune regulation and immune protection. And each step is endowed with it’s own benefits, by suppressing the inflammatory reaction and removing the immune complexes in the blood, real damage will be repaired and kidney function will be enhanced. In this way, the disorder can be treated well. If you have interest in this, please email to to get more information.

Steroids do have effects on FSGS patients, but the functions are limited. Any queries, you can also leave us a message below. Best wishes!

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