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How Long Do You Have to Take Steroid for FSGS

If you are an FSGS patient, I think you must be familiar with steroid. It is used to reduce protein leakage and further kidney damage. How long do you have to take steroid for FSGS? Go on reading to learn more information.

Prednisone is a kind of steroid. In general, it should be lasted 2-4 months about 1-2 mg/(kg.d), no more than 60mg/d. If your disease gets remission partly or completely, it should be gradually tapered to 0.5 mg/kg.d or 60mg every other day. This condition should be lasted for 6-8 weeks. Most patients can get complete remission in 5-9 months. Only less than 30% patients get complete remission in 2 months. And to avoid relapse during tapering steroid intake, you can use some other medicines.

From the above, we can see that it takes at least several months for you to stop steroid intake. If you worry about the side effects of medicine and the relapse of disease, you can combine steroid treatment with Chinese medicine.

Chinese medicine for FSGS

Chinese medicine can counteract the side effects of steroid and help it achieve a better effect. Because Chinese medicine can clear waste products out of blood in case that those wastes counteract the effect of steroids. It can also dilate blood vessels and remove stasis to improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into damaged kidneys so that active ingredients of steroids can be transported into nidus successfully. A good blood circulation can also carry oxygen, nutrients and other essential elements into kidneys to help the damaged parts to recover. All in all, Chinese medicine can set up a good blood environment for the damaged kidneys to heal themselves. With the improvement of kidney condition, you can avoid steroid intake.

How long do you have to take steroid for FSGS? It depends on how well you respond to this kind of medicine. If you do not like it, why not try some alternatives? For more information on FSGS treatment, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com. After analyzing your case, our doctors will contact you to give you specific suggestions.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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