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How to Manage Weight Gain for FSGS Patients on Steroids

FSGS,FSGS Symptoms,FSGS Micro-Chinese Medicine OsmotherapyOne FSGS patient complains that he has gained almost 40 pounds within on month, and he is on steroid treatment. Most often, weight gain for FSGS patients is caused by the use of steroids. If you are also bothered by side effects of steroids, you can try some alternative treatments to steroid therapy.

In clinic, there are indeed several alternative therapies that can replace steroids to treat focal segmental glomerular sclerosis. To get individual suggestions, you can leave your illness description to kidneyservice@hotmail.com or the form below, so nephrologists here can give you some personal suggestions.

1. Small dosage of immunosuppressants used in long term

In addition to steroids, immunosuppressants are also often taken to treat FSGS. Small dosage of immunosuppressants can help reduce its side effects and slow down the progress of FSGS kidney disease, so patients’ weight can be managed to some extent.

2. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

It is one innovation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has four obvious effects: improving blood circulation all over the body, increasing the blood flow into kidneys, prompting the restoration of damaged kidney cells and regulating immune system. Finally, FSGS patients’ metabolism speed can be increased, so more fat is burned and their weight can be controlled.

3. Immunotherapy

The formation of this therapy is based on immune disorder, so it is mainly used to treat kidney disease which is caused by abnormal immune system. It is reported that FSGS kidney disease has a close link with immune disorder, so patients can use this therapy to control their kidney disease and avoid the side effect of steroids.

All of these treatments have their own advantages and disadvantages. After evaluating your health condition, doctors from Kidney Service China can give you the best treatment plan in detail.

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