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Can Immunosuppressants Be Used for FSGS Treatment

Can Immunosuppressants Be Used for FSGS TreatmentAccording to the analysis of renal biopsy, FSGS is believed to have a close link with abnormal immune responds, because there are immune complexes depositing in the kidneys. Immunosuppressants are medications that can help inhibit immune reactions. Can these medications help treat FSGS kidney disease?


These medications have a depressive effect on the immune system, so as to reduce the immune response. In clinic, many diseases are caused by overactive immune respond that causes immune complexes to deposit in various organs, resulting in inflammation. Then, immunosuppressants are more likely to be prescribed. At present, corticosteroids, ciclosporin, cytotoxic agents, cellcept and thunder god vine are common immunosuppressants that can help treat immune disorders and prevent rejection reaction if patients do organ transplant.

Immunosuppressants for FSGS patients

FSGS results from immune complexes causing inflammation within kidneys that can cause damage to kidney filtering system. Then, protein is more likely to leak from the body into the urine and extra fluid will retain in the body. In this condition, immunosuppressants can help treat FSGS in several aspects. They are:

- Inhibit protein from leaking out of the body

- Ease patients’ swelling

- Reduce inflammatory reactions within kidneys

- Slow down the progress of FSGS kidney disease

From this point, we can know these medications indeed can help treat FSGS. However, because they work through weakening patients’ immune system, they will cause a series of side effects like infections easily.

In fact, to treat FSGS, we have better choice.

According to the causes and characteristics of FSGS, Immunotherapy is one good treatment option. On one hand, it can remove immune complexes and regulate immune system rather than weakening it. On the other hand, it can rebuild kidney structure and repair scarred kidney cells. Therefore, Immunotherapy can help treat FSGS from the root. If you are interested about this therapy, you can consult us directly.

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