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Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Prevent FSGS Developing Renal Failure

2012-12-31 16:45

FSGS is a common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. Can Chinese herbal medicines prevent FSGS developing Renal Failure? Here we will help FSGS patients find the answer. Firstly we will learn more about FSGS.

FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) is a rare disease that the glomeruli is damaged, then kidneys’ filtering system is influenced. Over 5400 patients are diagnosed with FSGS every year, and the number of FSGS cases are rising more than any other cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. FSGS is the second leading cause of Renal Failure in children, there are currently more than 20000 FSGS patients living with ESRD. People of African ancestry are at a five times higher diagnosis rate of FSGS, about 50% of FSGS patients who do not respond to steroids develop ESRD each year. FSGS returns in approximately 30-40% of patients within hours to weeks after a kidney transplant. Now we can know that FSGS is such a disease which should arouse patients’ enough attention.

If parents of child with FSGS find your child does not respond to the steroid drugs and other western medicines, then experts recommend you Chinese herbal medicines which has already been used in Chinese clinical to treat FSGS and other kidney diseases. There are more than thousands of kinds of Chinese herbal medicines in China and different kinds have different functions. Some have the same functions with the western medicines, like Chinese rhubarb can lower creatinine, Astragalus membranaceus can treat proteinuria and adjust immunity, pseudo-ginseng can anti inflammation and stop bleeding and promote blood circulation. Compared to the western medicines, they are more safe and efficient, parents do not need to worry about the side effects. The biggest difference of Chinese herbal medicine is that some medicines which can provide nutrition for damaged kidneys and promote DNA replication of damaged kidney tissues will be used to repair damaged glomeruli and enhance kidney function. In that case, Renal Failure can be avoided. While if you have already started dialysis, then as long as the kidney function can be enhanced to about 20, dialysis is likely to be stopped. Which stage does your condition develop? We will be here helping you deal with the follow-up questions.

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