FSGS Prognosis and Life Expectancy

FSGS stands for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. It is a relatively common form of kidney disease. Is FSGS life threatening? After reading this article, you will get the answer. FSGS is devastating, but it is absolutely not a death sente

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Is FSGS Life Threatening

2018-03-29 04:01

Is FSGS Life ThreateningFSGS stands for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. It is a relatively common form of kidney disease. Is FSGS life threatening? After reading this article, you will get the answer.

FSGS is devastating, but it is absolutely not a death sentence.

We all know that FSGS is incurable. That is to say, it will eventually develop to kidney failure. But the course is different. Some people take only several months, while some take a dozen of decades. The good news about FSGS is that there are so many treatment options out there to help you slow down the progression as much as possible. The worst case scenario is that your kidneys fail and you either have a transplant or go on dialysis. You can actually live for a very, very long time without any kidneys at all. There are much worse and deadly diseases to have, such as heart failure.

Treatment for FSGS

Here we do not suggest you to keep on steroids and immunosuppressants for FSGS. In short-term, those medications are helpful, but in the long run, their side effects will present, such as weight gain, moon face, depression, etc. The worst is that they can suppress immune system and increase your chance of infections. Some FSGS patients even die of infections.

To have a good prognosis, Toxin-Removing Treatment can be tried. This is a systemic Chinese medicine treatment, which can reduce the side effects of steroids and immunosuppressants greatly. It can even help you get rid of the dependence on those medications. It can increase your urine output, improve bowel movement and make you sweat so as to eliminate waste products from body. It can also dissolve stasis and improve blood circulation so that enough essential elements can be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery. Moreover, it can regulate the abnormal immune system to fight against the disease. After about one week’s treatment, swelling will disappear. After about half month’s treatment, proteinuria will decrease or even turn negative. After about one month’s treatment, FSGS will be under control, and renal function will increase gradually. And then you can lead a normal life.

Is FSGS life threatening? No, it is not at all. But the precondition is that you should control the disease well and prevent its complications. If there is not such a treatment in the local, welcome to Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We will do our utmost to help you. Now you can send a copy of your lab report to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com. We can help analyze it and then give you some suggestions on treatment and healthy living.

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