Question: hello, i was just trying to understand my dads diagnosis with FSGS and he has been diagnosed with this for about three months and is on the prednisolone treatment and is losing weight by the day. Would like to know if he will keep losing weight like this.
Answer: Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a cause of Nephrotic Syndrome in children and adolescents, as well as a leading cause of kidney failure in adults. To bring it under control, prednisolone and immunosuppressants are often used together. They can help reduce proteinuria and prevent disease getting worse.
It is common to see FSGS patients to gain weight.
Prednisolone and immunosuppressants have a lot of side effects, one of which is to increase appetite and gain weight. In some cases, they can worsen water retention so as to make weight increase.
If your father loses weight, does he have any symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, diet restrictions, etc? If he can not consume enough nutrients, he may lose weight.
Then how to control FSGS well to reduce its associated symptoms and complications?
In short-term, his current treatment may be effective, but in the long run, more and more side effects will appear. What is worse, the disease gets relapse frequently, which is not conductive to his recovery. Here we recommend him to try Toxin-Removing Treatment.
This is a systemic treatment, which includes several therapies, such as oral Chinese medicine (like mai kang), external Chinese therapies (like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, etc), plasma exchange, ozone therapy, vitamin and nutrient supplement, cytokine infusion therapy, etc. It can restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and prevent further kidney damage. It can also eliminate wastes from body via urine, sweat and bowel movement. Besides, it can provide the damaged kidneys with enough essential elements to speed up kidney recovery.
-After about one week’s treatment, his edema will vanish.
-After about half month’s treatment, proteinuria will reduce or even turn negative.
-After about one month’s treatment, FSGS will be under control, and renal function will get improved.
For some FSGS patients, they keep losing weight, but we should find out the causes to prevent underweight. For more information on FSGS treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.