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What are Symptoms﹠Complications of FSGS

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a kidney disease that can lead to glomerulosclerosis. In FSGS, the scarring occurs only in some of the glomeruli. And only part of the individual glomeruli is damaged. The main symptoms of FSGS generally include the following:

• Proteinuria – Large amounts of protein “spilling” into the urine

• Edema – Swelling in parts of the body, most noticeable around the eyes, hands and feet, that can become painful

• Hypertension – High blood pressure

• Hypoproteinemia – Low blood protein

• Hypercholesterolemia – High level of cholesterol in the blood

• Even a partial remission is important

• Many adults can achieve a complete or partial remission with immune suppressing medications

Swelling: Because of fluid retention, you may have swelling in various parts of the body, including: hands, feet, legs, abdomen, around the eyes. The swelling may be painful. It may also cause rapid weight gain.

Changes in urine: You may have foamy or bubbly urine, caused by proteinuria. Often, glomerulosclerosis is discovered during a routine checkup. Tests during a checkup can reveal an abnormally high protein content in the urine (proteinuria). Or they may show a low level of protein in the blood.

In all, symptoms of FSG are usually attributed to urinary tract infections, but repeated infections are signs of FSG and reflux nephropathy. Since FSG is a genetic condition, there is a greater possibility of developing FSG if parents have a history of reflux nephropathy. Some common clinical symptoms of FSG are blood in the urine, back pain or side pain in the kidney area, cloudy urine and increased frequency of urination

Complications of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and complications of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is unclear or arbitrary.

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis includes:

1. Kidney failure:Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste

2. End-stage kidney disease

3. Nephrotic syndrome

4. Malnutrition

5. Infection

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