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How Will Other Body Systems Be Affected if Kidneys Begin to Shut Down due to FSGS

How Will Other Body Systems Be Affected if Kidneys Begin to Shut Down due to FSGSThere goes an old saying in China that a slight move in one part may affect the situation as a whole. This proverb can also be applied to kidney and body. As long as your kidneys are damaged by FSGS, your whole body will be affected as well. How will other body systems be affected if kidneys begin to shut down due to FSGS?

Blood system

As we all know, kidney is a blood purification organ. When blood flows to kidneys, waste products and excess fluid can be filtered out of the body. When your kidneys shut down, waste products build up in the blood, which slow down the blood flow and then substances in blood may deposit, leading to stasis. Besides, the damaged kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin to make red blood cells, leading to anemia.

Cardiovascular system

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death for kidney patients, especially ESRD patients. It may result from high blood pressure, high potassium level, water and sodium retention, anemia, acidosis, etc. Besides, high blood urea level can also stimulate your heart to cause pericarditis. And vascular calcification and atherosclerosis also play an important role in cardiovascular diseases.

Respiratory system

Because there are not enough red blood cells to transport oxygen to your lung, you will have shortness of breath. Besides, high blood urea level may make your breath have urine smell or metallic taste. If you have acidosis, you will have deep breath. And phosphorus and calcium deposition in the lung may contribute to lung calcification.

Neuromuscular system

Because of the accumulated waste products, high blood pressure, electrolyte disorder, pH disorder and so on, you may have muscle cramp, restless leg syndrome, tingling, numbness, insomnia, inattention, memory loss, etc.

Bone system

It is likely for FSGS patients to have fracture, osteoporosis, adynamic bone disease, osteomalacia and some other bone disease with the development of kidney disease, because kidney disease affects your body to absorb calcium. And high blood phosphorus also draws calcium out of the bones.

How will other body systems be affected if kidneys begin to shut down due to FSGS? The above information is a brief introduction. If you would like to know more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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