How is FSGS treated?
The type of treatment you get depends on the cause. Everyone is different and your doctor will make a treatment plan that is right for your type of FSGS. Usually, treatments for FSGS include:
- Corticosteroids (often called “steroids”)
- Immunosuppressive drugs
- ACE inhibitors and ARBs
- Diet change
Corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs: These medications are used to calm your immune system (your body’s defense system) and stop it from attacking your glomeruli.
ACE inhibitors and ARBs: These are blood pressure medications used to reduce protein loss and control blood pressure.
Diuretics: These medications help your body get rid of excess fluid and swelling. These can be used to lower your blood pressure too.
Diet changes: Some diet changes may be needed, such as reducing salt (sodium) and protein in your food choices to lighten the load of wastes on the kidneys.