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FSGS: Causes and Treatment for Protein in Urine

2012-09-25 08:48

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS attacks the glomerulus, or the main filtering part of the kidney. There are two forms of FSGS, and they both cause protein leak into the urine. Actually, this disease is one of the most common causes of Nephrotic Syndrome, or leakage of protein from the kidneys to the urine.

What causes protein in urine in FSGS?

FSGS is an auto-immune disease. When a person get affected by a cold, fever or any infections, the virus as the antigen will enter into his body. Then the antibody will defeat the antigen in the normal condition. This can help him get back to the health.

However, if the person always suffers with the virus frequently, it will easy to get the immune allergic reactions, and then produce too much immune complexes, such as the C3 and IgM. The immune complexs will deposit in many organs along with the blood flow, especially the kidney.

When they deposit in the kidney, the inflammatory response will occur, causing damage to the kidney cells, especially the glomerular epithelia. The damaged glomerular epithelia cannot prevent the leakage of protein. This is the reason for protein in urine.

After knowing about the causes of protein in urine, FSGS patients should take corresponding measures to eliminate this symptom. Immunotherapy is a systemic and radical treatment which involves many advanced methods such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, immunoadsorbent technics, plasma exchange, hemoperfusion, medicated bath etc.

Specific techniques will be chosen according personalized illness condition. Under the treatment of Immunotherapy, FSGS patients can expect to get rid of protein in urine fundamentally.

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