Is Transplant A Possibility for A Man Over 63 with FSGS2013-11-11 11:37
Is kidney transplant a possibility for a man over 63 with FSGS? One patient consulted our online doctor. Kidney transplant is usually honored as the best treatment choice for end stage renal disease (ESRD). However, If patients’ ESRD is due to FSGS, kidney transplantation is still a good option? Follow me to find the answer.
What is FSGS?
FSGS is one condition in which scarring appears in kidney filters, also called glomeruli. As glomeruli are damaged, kidneys can’t do their filtration function properly, thus resulting in some symptoms. For FSGS patients, a large amount of proteinuria, obvious swelling, hematuria, etc, are commonly seen.
In clinic, FSGS prognosis isn’t very good and most patients eventually develop to kidney failure where dialysis and kidney transplant is more likely to be recommended.
How does kidney transplant work for FSGS?
It is reported that about half of people with FSGS don’t respond to steroid treatment and progress to kidney failure. Then, quite a number of these patients choose to accept kidney transplantation. However, within several weeks or even several hours, FSGS recurs in about 30-40% of patients.
Is transplant a possibility for a man over 63 with FSGS?
From the above analysis, we can know FSGS has a high recurrence rate after kidney transplant. Therefore, for elderly patients, we would like to recommend natural remedies to improve kidney function rather than transplant surgery. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is just such a treatment.
With effects of dilating blood vessels throughout the whole body, anti-inflammation and degrading extracellular matrix, this osmotic therapy can transport more blood and oxygen to kidneys for correcting kidney scarring and stop extracellular matrix from damaging glomeruli. Finally, kidney function can be improved to some extent, and elderly patients can live safely without kidney transplant.
Anybody is interested about this therapy or wants to get more information about FSGS. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below. They can get useful reply timely.
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