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Will FSGS in Stage 3 Cause Swell in Legs and Feet

Will FSGS in Stage 3 Cause Swell in Legs and FeetWill FSGS in stage 3 cause swell in legs and feet. FSGS, the abbreviation of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, is a glomerular disease which affects kidney condition by damaging the filtration system of kidney. Stage 3 FSGS is marked by GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) from 30 to 59. It is a relatively serious condition, because many symptoms begin to appear when illness develop to this stage. Well, is swollen leg and feet a symptom of it?

In many cases, FSGS presents as Nephrotic Syndrome which is a common kidney problem in both children and adults. Nephrotic Syndrome is marked by the increase of permeability of glomerular filtration membrane which can lead to severe leakage of protein. This is the reason why Nephrotic Syndrome patients can be detected with massive protein in urine. Protein is an important component of blood. When large amounts of proteins are lost from urine, plasma osmotic pressure decreased and this can lead to the accumulation of fluid among the tissues and cells. This is how swelling caused in Nephrotic Syndrome.

For patients with stage 3 FSGS, swelling usually firstly appears in the body parts with loose tissues like eyelid, face, ankles and testis in male. After that, with the deterioration of illness, swelling begin to spread to the whole body, including feet and legs.

Swelling is just one of the symptoms of FSGS stage 3. For patients, once this symptom appears, they need to limit their fluid intake and tightly control proteinuria, otherwise, it becomes more and more serious. Medicines like prednisone and cyclophosphamide are commonly used to deal with FSGS. They are very helpful in controlling illness condition, but many patients must have found when they reduce medicine dose or stop taking medicine for some time, their illness relapses. And this always cause further deterioration of illness and also the reoccurrence of swelling in legs and feet. Why is this? Actually this is because some of the medicines they are taking can not fundamentally solve problems at all. For patients with FSGS stage 3, to get all the symptoms, including swell in legs and feet, removed effectively, they must repair kidney damages and improve kidney function from the root. Only in this way, can they receive permanent effects.

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