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Can FSGS Affect Other Parts of the Body

Can FSGS Affect Other Parts of the BodyFrom its name, we can see that FSGS means some parts of glomeruli become scarred. Glomeruli are the filtering units of kidneys. Besides kidney, can FSGS affect other parts of the body? Now let’s have a quick look.

FSGS can affect your cardiovascular system.

Because of high blood pressure, acidosis, anemia, hyperlipemia, water and sodium retention, accumulated toxins and some other factors, FSGS patients run a high risk of cardiovascular disease.

FSGS can affect your respiratory system.

With FSGS, you may have metallic taste, which usually results from high blood urea level. Besides, you may have shortness of breath and deep breath due to acidosis, anemia, pleural effusion and pulmonary calcification.

FSGS can affect your gastrointestinal tract.

In the early stage of FSGS, you may just have poor appetite or dyspepsia. But with the development of FSGS, you may have nausea, vomit, diarrhea and some other symptoms. They are also associated with the accumulated waste products.

FSGS can affect your blood system.

Kidney is a blood purification organ. When your kidneys fail to work, waste products build up in the blood. Besides, your damaged kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin to make red blood cells. And the waste products affect the clotting mechanism.

FSGS can affect your neuromuscular system.

High concentration of waste products in the blood, high blood pressure, electrolyte disorder and pH disorder can impair your nerves, leading to insomnia, muscle cramp, restless leg syndrome and even coma.

FSGS can affect your bones.

The damaged kidneys can not activate vitamin D so as to affect the absorption of calcium. Besides, high phosphorus level can also draw calcium from the bones. As a result, you may have osteoporosis, bone pain and some other symptoms.

Can FSGS affect other parts of the body? Without good control of FSGS, it can affect your whole body. Therefore, importance should be attached to treatment timely. If you still have any question, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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