Chinese Medicine Treatments Are Given To FSGS
FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulonephritis) is a rare disease that attacks the kidney’s filtering units (glomeruli) causing serious scarring which leads to permanent kidney damage and even failure. Then timely treatment becomes necessary.
Chinese Medicine Treatments control FSGS effectively.
Male patient, 19 years old was accepted by our hospital due to lower limb swelling for 4 days.
Before our treatment
Weakness of his lower limbs, no obvious urine decrease, no frequent urination, urgent urine and pain urine, obvious facial acne. Be well before. Auxiliary examination: urine test: urine protein 4+ and red blood cells were not found.
Diagnosis and treatment process
24h urine protein quantity 9.225g, plasma albumin 22.6g/L; Total cholesterol 8.85mmol/L; he was diagnosed with FSGS on Feb 21, 2013. He rejected to take western medicines because of serious adverse effects so he came to our hospital for natural Chinese Medicine Treatment. Then he was given traditional Chinese medicine syndrome differentiation treatment to invigorate spleen and supplement qi, dispel wind and dampness, activate collaterals. The prescription is as below:
Astragali radix 30g Tetrandrine 20g rhizoma atractylodis 15g Atractylodes 15g
Poria cocos 30g rhizoma alismatis 20g perilla leaf 20g periostracum cicada 10g
Lonicera japonica 30g fructus forsythiae 15g
Cooperate with astragalus carp soup: Astragali radix 30g Vigna umbellata 30g Chinese wax gourd Peel 30g fructus amomi 10g Lotus seed meat 30g Gorgon fruit 10g. twice a week
After 3 weeks of treatment, his lower limb swelling disappeared, weakness is relieved and facial acne is relieved. 24h urine protein quantity is 0.648g which is negative.
This patient suffers from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a refractory disease. This disease is more common in young and middle-aged patients, with clinical manifestations of varying degrees of proteinuria, some patients with 24-hour urine protein quantity >10g, 50% of patients with microscopic hematuria, 30%-50% of patients with hypertension; One-third of the patients will have different degrees of renal insufficiency, and may also be accompanied by different degrees of renal tubular interstitial damage, such as anemia, nocturia and increased urinary enzyme increased. The overall prognosis is poor.
In western medicine, FSGS is mainly given hormone therapy and immunosuppressant agents. But the side effects are huge. It has a long course of treatment. And the curative effect is not perfect.
We use Chinese Medicine Treatment for Membranous Nephropathy, IgA Nephropathy, Minimal Change Disease and FSGS, etc. The treatment effect is good. Many patients get partial or complete remission. This young patient worry about using western medicines so Chinese Medicine Treatments are better for him.
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