FSGS Basics: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

FSGS Basics: Causes, Symptoms and TreatmentsFocal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis(FSGS) refers to scars that formed in the kidneys filters known as glomeruli. In this article, we mainly talk about its causes, symptoms and treatments.

What is FSGS?

Kidneys consists of millions of filters, and they can help excrete metabolic products and harmful substances out of the body.



Glomeruli=of renal filters


If left untreated, it may progress into renal failure. In this condition, they may be suggested to undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant. Therefore, a basic understanding about its causes is very important.


This disorder can be divided into two groups: primary and secondary. After careful study, the possible causes can be divided into the like this: congenital diseases, obesity, high blood pressure, drug abuse, sickle cell kidney disease, HIV and so on.


Accompanied with kidney damage, some of the following symptoms may occur: foamy urine, swelling(usually around the eyelids, hands, ankles, in serious condition, it may progress into the whole body), high blood pressure, back pain or flank pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, etc.

If you are presenting the above symptoms, feel free to consult with our professional online doctor. After research, we will provide you with useful advices and individualized tests as soon as possible.


Honestly speaking, the goal of treatment is to control the relevant symptoms and delay its progression. And the treatments can be like this: some antibiotics to control infections, anti-hypertensive drugs to control high blood pressure. In addition, Immunotherapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are also helpful.

If you happen to be a person with FSGS, we are always here to help. Anything unclear about this article, you are welcomed to email us:kidneyfight@hotmail.com or leave us message below. Best wishes!


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