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Is Weight Gain Associated with FSGS

Is Weight Gain Associated with FSGSSome FSGS patients complain about weight gain. Though weight gain is not a serious matter, its underlying causes may be dangerous. Is their weight gain associated with FSGS?

What causes weight gain for FSGS patients?

-Severe proteinuria

FSGS means some glomeruli have been damaged, which causes many symptoms, such as edema and proteinuria, etc. If very large amounts of protein are lost in the urine, plasma colloid osmotic pressure reduces, as a result, fluid flows into the tissue space. And then swelling of the ankles and eyelids may occur, because the body retains water. This may also cause rapid weight gain.

-Side effects of steroids

To reduce the leakage of protein, steroids are often prescribed. This kind of medicine can inhibit the kidney inflammation. But the problem is that they have side effects if used for long time, one of which is to increase your appetite so as to lead to weight gain.

How to control your weight?

Sometimes weight gain is bad for health. It can raise blood pressure and cholesterol level, increasing the risk of a heart-attack and further damage to the kidneys. Therefore, you had better control your weight.

If your weight gain is caused by water retention, you should reduce your proteinuria and take some diuretics to help your body discharge excess water. Because the root cause of weight gain results from kidney function impairment, we should set about from repairing the damaged kidneys. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has fewer side effects than these western medicine. It is to infiltrate the shattered Chinese herbs into the damaged kidneys to improve blood circulation, restrain kidney inflammation and stop kidney fibrosis, which helps kidney self-healing. When your kidney function improves, all of these discomforts disappear. For more information, please consult online doctor or leave a message below.

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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