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How Does FSGS Affect Bones

How Does FSGS Affect Bones  Although bone problems are not the common symptoms of FSGS, in the daily life, there are still some people suffering from it but don’t know how does FSGS affect bones. Here, to address this issue, we will give the most professional answer as follows.

Actually, to solve this problem in greater detail, we firstly should have a complete understanding of FSGS. Well then, what is FSGS? In clinic, FSGS refers to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis which is a common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome. In this disease, it affects the kidney’s filtering system ( glomeruli) causing scarring and loss of large amounts of protein in the urine. Therefore, a series of symptoms will occur.

How does FSGS affect bones?

Generally speaking, for the question why do FSGS patients have bone problems, we summarize the following three main reasons.

1. As we all know calcium is one important mineral for bone health. So a major reason should be the loss of calcium in body. While calcium has a close relationship with the amount phosphorus and when the level of phosphorus elevated, the calcium level will decrease, thus leading to bone problems. Unfortunately, accumulated calcium is usually seen in FSGS patients.

2. Increased risk of vitamin D deficiency: besides phosphorus deposits, loss of vitamin D-binding protein from the bloodstream is another cause of vitamin D deficiency which leads to bone disease easily.

3. Side effects of certain medicines: corticosteroids like prednisone are often used to control FSGS along with FSGS symptoms. However, one side effect of these medicines is bone problem, either pain or weak.

What we should do?

Since FSGS can affect bone from various aspects, here, we can not give you the individual suggestions to help you better control the condition and get rid of bone problems as soon as possible. If you have such similar questions, please chat with our online doctors or describe your detailed condition below, after careful analysis, we will reply you within 24 hours.

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