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What Will Happen to FSGS Patients

Question: My nephew has just been diagnosed with FSGS. He is only six years old. I am trying to figure out what will potentially happen to him.

What Will Happen to FSGS PatientsAnswer: FSGS(Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) is a common kidney problem that attract children easily. For children with FSGS, if their illness presents as Nephrotic Syndrome, they will experience the following symptoms:

1. Bubbly urine: It usually means there are excess protein in urine.

2. Swelling: Appearance of swelling is closely associated with serious protein loss from urine.

3. Low protein in blood: Protein in blood decreases greatly when large amounts of protein are lost from urine.

4. High lipid level in blood

The above are the typical clinical manifestation of Nephrotic Syndrome. For FSGS patients, if their illness condition can be controlled well, these symptoms will be avoided or alleviated successfully. However, if no effective treatment is given, FSGS will develop to renal failure. In that case, more symptoms which go as follow will appear as time goes by.

1. Decreased urine output

2. Nausea and vomiting

3. Dry skin, itchy skin and dark skin.

4. Dizziness and fatigue

5. Sleep problem like insomnia.

Once being diagnosed with FSGS, patients are always prescribed with hormone drugs to bring illness under control. These medicines are very helpful, but long-term usage of them will cause many bad effects. Therefore, parents with children suffering from FSGS need to learn about the possible side effects caused by hormone medicine in advance. For children with FSGS, when illness is stabled, they are always suggested to take Chinese medicine which can help to strengthen kidney function fundamentally. What is more, it causes no bad influence on patients’ life expectancy.

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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