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Why Does FSGS Cause Heart Racing

Why Does FSGS Cause Heart RacingWhy does FSGS cause heart racing? Heart racing refers to the condition that heart beats faster than normal condition. This condition belongs to arrhythmia which is a very dangerous condition. Medical treatment is needed to deal with this problem when it appears and the treatment is usually based on the causes. Well, for FSGS patients, why they experience heart racing?

To be honest, heart racing is not very common among patients with FSGS in early stage. FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) is an illness regarding glomerulus. In early stage, only a very small part of glomeruli are injured, which is not serious enough to affect other body systems. Therefore, no obvious symptoms appear at that time. This is also the reason why when patients find their is something goes wrong with their kidney due to some symptoms, their illness has actually developed to a very severe stage.

FSGS progresses gradually if patients fail to bring it under control and also with the deterioration of illness, their risk for heart racing increases. Problem of heart racing appears easily when FSGS goes to kidney failure stage, and most of the time, patients suffer from heart racing due to hyperkalemia which is diagnosed when potassium level in blood is higher than 5.5mmol/L. Kidney is the organ that helps to maintain electrolyte balance, so when kidney function is affected due to FSGS, electrolyte disturbance appears and high potassium level is just one of the problems.

Heart racing is just one of the clinical manifestation of high potassium level. For FSGS patients, long-term high potassium level in blood not only brings heart problems like heart racing, it also causes numb feeling in limb, muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and even diarrhea. Besides, potassium level in blood is also an important indicator for dialysis. In general, dialysis is needed to protect heart when potassium level increases to be higher than 6.5.

Lastly, high potassium level is the major cause for FSGS patients to experience heart racing, but it is not the only cause. For FSGS patients, when there is something goes wrong with their heart, they should go to hospital or doctor for further examination, so as to find the root cause and then take effective measures.

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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