Would Dialysis Be The Correct Option For Me with FSGS to Consider2017-11-09 16:07
“I have had FSGS for 30 years. But, now my kidney function is becoming more impaired. Each 3 monthly visit to specialist. He tells me that I need to consider my options. I understand that there is a high risk of a transplanted kidney being attacked by the same symptoms. Would dialysis be the correct option for me to consider?”
Hello. I am a renal doctor of Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I see you now are suffering from FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis), a kind of glomeruli disorder and that you want to take dialysis rather than kidney transplant. However, what I must tell you is that dialysis not a good option.
There is no doubt that kidney transplant is not the best option for FSGS patients. You know, FSGS will come back easily after kidney transplant, and it is very hard to seek out the healthy and matching kidney from the donor. Even so, it is still considered as the final measure to save you.
With respect to dialysis, it can not cure any diseases. Besides, once you start dialysis, you have to go for it at regular intervals forever until your kidney function is recovered with other treatments. However, as dialysis can not clear up all the toxins, the remainder toxic substances will injure the residual kidney function continuously. And at last, you can not avoid a transplant. Additionally, dialysis would lead to weakness, infection, vomiting and other side effects.
Furthermore, dialysis and kidney transplant is not the only option. For your case, you can take some natural treatments such as Oral Chinese Medicine Therapy, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Toxin-Removing Therapy, Acupunture and so on to improve your kidney function and turn back to the normal life.
But, I need to know more about your personal illness condition to give you the details. Do you know what is your creatinine level or kidney function? Do you have any symptoms involving swelling, proteinuria, headache, blood in urine, etc now? Meanwhile, please send your medical reports to me, if you do not mind.
Looking forward to you reply.
If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact. I will try my best to help you.
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