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Is FSGS a Hereditary Condition

Is FSGS a Hereditary ConditionIs FSGS a hereditary condition? Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis is a kidney problem in which part of glomerulus is damaged for some reasons. It is especially common in young people, so an effective prevention is very important. Once being diagnosed with FSGS, patients must be very careful about their diet and take treatment as soon possible. FSGS in early stage is not deadly, but life-threatening in advanced stage. Therefore, some young couples wonder if FSGS is a hereditary condition and if they can give birth to a healthy baby with diagnosis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.

FSGS is the abbreviation of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. The word “Focal” means only a part of glomeruli (less than 50%) are involved. The word “Segmental” means only a part of each glomerulus is involved. And the word “glomerulosclerosis” refers to scarring of the glomerulus. FSGS can be primary or secondary and it can be caused by many conditions like abuse of drugs. In most of the cases, FSGS is not hereditary, especially for these with secondary FSGS. But in some cases, it is indeed found familial. According to clinical studies, there are some genes that have been proven to be related with the appearance of FSGS like ACTN4, TRPC6, CD2AP and APOL1 and so on. Besides, FSGS is also reported to be especially common among African-American, so they need to take some preventive measures for FSGS if there is relative suffering from this illness.

FSGS is a common cause for kidney failure among young people, so once being diagnosed with it, patients need to take treatment as soon as possible, so as to avoid further deterioration of illness. Additional, FSGS has a high reoccurrence rate after kidney transplant. Therefore, patients who still have healthy kidney function are usually not suggested to do kidney transplant. Under such a condition, they can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which is a natural herbal treatment. With this treatment, GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) can be improved and it is very possible for patients to avoid dialysis and kidney transplant.

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