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What To Expect with Diagnosis of FSGS

What To Expect with Diagnosis of FSGSWhat to expect once being diagnosed with FSGS? Diagnosis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis does not mean instant death, but it indeed end one’s life if not treated seriously. Well, for an individual who is told to have FSGS, what can he expect?

Life expectancy for FSGS in early stage

FSGS is not deadly in early stage and it causes no symptoms at the very beginning. For this reason, many patients do not have kidney problem until illness develops to a severe stae. For FSGS in early stage, if its illness progression can be stopped successfully, it is quite possible for patients to live a normal life. However, as it causes no obvious discomforts in early stage, many patients do not know they have kidney problem until their illness develops to a very severe stage.

Life expectancy for FSGS patients whose illness has developed to late stage

FSGS is not life-threatening in early stage. However, if left alone, much more kidney tissues will be graduately damaged. In such a case, various symptoms like foamy urine, severe fluid retention, poor appetite, blood urine, high blood pressure and decrease of urine output will appear. These symptoms appear due to impaired kidney function, so if kidney function can not be improved, these symptoms can not be removed fundamentally.

When FSGS develops to a very severe stage, patients must be very careful about foods they eat. Diet changes are usually made according to the test report. For an instance, if lab tests show high potassium level in blood, then they need to avoid foods rich in potassium like banana, spinach, white beans, avocados and white mushroom and so on.

Besides, a healthy life style is also needed with FSGS in severe stage such as regular bed time and physcial exercises. Kicking smoking and drinking is also necessary if patients have developed these bad living habits. A good living style also plays a part for FSGS patients to improve their 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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