Side Effect of Hormone Therapy for FSGS
FSGS is short for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis which is a type of kidney disease that affect people’ lives. It strikes patients and destroys about 50% of nephrons that is mainly used to filter blood and produce urine. In fact, kidneys have a strong compensatory, so even the left 50% of nephrons also can support body to keep a wonderful internal environment. However, FSGS does not stay in this stage forever. Once more nephrons are damaged, their health is threatened. Thereby this stage is key point to reverse kidney disease and leave far away from worse illness condition.
Hormone therapy is common treatment for FSGS
Most patients are suggested to receive hormone therapy that indeed can do well to stop a further damage in kidney tissues. Hormone can protect the structure of cells in kidney and refuse the hurt of renal inflammation. So kidneys would not be hurt from inflammation. However, once the dose of hormone is reduced, the protecting function lessens and kidney tissues are still hurt. Protein leakage or blood in urine present again, that indicates a further damage in kidney and maybe kidney failure would happen over time.
Side effect of hormone therapy for FSGS
Apart from that above, hormone therapy also have more other side effects. Hormone would bring about a very good appetite that leads to a great weight gain. Some people even gain 30 pounds in about one month, which is amazing and also harm for their healthy. Besides, patients’ appearance gets bad. They would get a moon face or many acnes in their face. Furthermore, many patients told me that they have osteoporosis and one patient said that he sometimes could not feel his leg when walking, resulting tumble several times.
Many patients get varied side effects from hormone therapy which is much more than they get the benefit. So many people want to seek a better therapy for FSGS. In fact, this disease is caused by a disordered immune system. Immunotherapy can solve their problems from the root. So patients can try immunotherapy which would bring about no side effects.
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