What is FSGS?
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a common cause of nephrotic
syndrome, it affects the kidney’s filtering system (glomeruli) causing scarring
and loss of large amounts of protein in the urine. accounting for between 10%
and 35% of adult cases.
Historically, the prognosis of untreated nephrotic patients is poor, with 50%
developing end-stage renal failure within 8 years, and spontaneous remissions
What are some of the symptoms of FSGS?
The most common complaint is edema, or swelling, especially in the legs.
Often patients find that their shoes no longer fit, or that they have suddenly
put on weight. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is also a very common
finding. The hypertension in people with FSGS can often be very difficult to
FSGS causes excessive loss of protein in the urine which may lead to:
● Nephrotic syndrome (edema, low protein in the blood, high cholesterol)
● Kidney failure
What is the treatment for FSGS?
FSGS is not an easy disease to treat. Anyone with this disease should be seen
regularly by a kidney specialist, also called a nephrologist.
Immunotherapy needs no surgery or cause sufferings or blood matching at
all, which help the patients save valuable time. It does not have side effects
at all. You do not need to worry about the safety of immunotherapy . FSGS
adults have to do lots of tests before they perform the immunotherapy . We
will strictly take measures according to the results of the tests. We take
strictly serious the performance of immunotherapy .
What' more, many patients diagnosed with FSGS will eventually progress to
kidney failure. They will choose kidney transplant, because kidney transplant is
a treatment option for them. But kidney transplant is a risk for patients of
FSGS renal failure. The risk of FSGS returning in the transplanted kidney varies
from 20-50%. So, you can choose Alternative Treatment Option for People with FSGS--Immunotherapy.