What is the treatment of FSGS in children? FSGS is a major cause of nephrotic syndrome in children and adults as well as an important cause of Kidney Failure.If the patients have persistent proteinuria, the condition may progress into ESRD in a short period.
General treatment for FSGS in children
Steroid therapy is a classic treatment for FSGS in western medicine.It can suppress the immune system and suppress immune response.If the children response to the medicine,they will have a remission in proteinuria.Additional immunosuppressive drugs are also used to treat it.
However,long term use of immunosuppressive drugs and steroids can give rise to tons of side effects.
Uncontrolled FSGS can lead to a myriad of complications.High blood pressure,hyperlipidemia,edema,etc are commonly seen in FSGS. Antihypertensive drugs,diuretics, statins etc are used to treat the conditions respectively.
Plasmapheresis is a treatment to clean blood.It removes the patient’s blood plasma and relace it with donor plasm or other substitute.
Alternative treatment for FSGS in children
Immunotherapy is an alternative treatment for FSGS in children.It treats disease by initiating, suppressing or enhancing an inflammatory response in kidneys.In treating FSGS, it can suppress the abnormal immune activity and immune response, thus stopping further renal function deterioration.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a natural treatment for FSGS in children. As the medicines are from herbs, they are free of adverse effects of medical medicines. It can treat the condition in the following treatment steps:
Degrade immune complexes and extracellular matrix;
Improve blood circulation;
Provide nutrients for restoring kidney structure;
Activate self-healing system of the body to improve renal function.
Simple western medicine or Chinese medicine alone can not treat FSGS in children effectively. The combined therapy can bring a better treatment outcome.