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How Does Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Treat FSGS Kidney Disease

In recent years, some patients with FSGS kidney disease begin to pay their attention to low dose naltrexone (LDN), when they reacted poorly to steroids and cyclosporine. Some patients indeed get some benefits from this medicine, while some others don't. If you are also interested about this medicine, you can learn about LDN for FSGS patients here.

What is low does naltrexone (LDN)?

LDN is used commonly to treat autoimmune disorders. However, since LDN aims at regulating patients’ immune system, LDN is no so much one immunosuppressive agents as one immune regulator. It can stimulate the increase of OGF levels which can adjust the proliferation of all cells, including immune cells both T cells and B cells.

LDN for FSGS patients

FSGS kidney disease is characterized by some immune complexes depositing in glomeruli. These immune complexes can cause inflammatory reactions, thus resulting in kidney scarring. Therefore, doctors usually prescribe steroids or cyclosporine to suppress patients’ immune system, in order to curb inflammatory reactions. However, these medicines don’t work for all FSGS patients. What’s worse, these medicines may cause a series of side effects easily.

In this case, LDN may be recommended. Because it can regulate immune system and inhibit the proliferation of kidney cells, this medicine may be helpful to stop the progression of FSGS kidney disease. As a result, patients’ test report shows the increase of protein level in their blood and the decline of protein leakage. This means patients’ kidney condition improves.

Is LDN suitable for all FSGS kidney disease?

Of course, it is not. Until now, no certain research has indeed proved that LDN can treats FSGS with 100% of success rate. Furthermore, LDN can do nothing for impaired kidney cells. Therefore, if you want to treat your FSGS from the root, you may also need to take some treatments that can help rebuild your kidney structure.

If you still have any question about LDN for FSGS kidney disease or want to find some kidney repairing therapies, you can leave a message to kidneyservice@hotmail.com. We will reply you in 24 hours.

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