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Is It Possible that FSGS Leads to Pleural Effusion

Is It Possible that FSGS Leads to Pleural EffusionWith Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), your glomeruli become scarred gradually so as to affect your kidney function. And then a series of symptoms appear, such as swelling, proteinuria and blood urine. Is it possible that FSGS leads to pleural effusion?

FSGS can cause pleural effusion.

FSGS is a cause of Nephrotic Syndrome in children and adolescents. Nephrotic Syndrome is characterized by severe swelling, proteinuria, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia.

Plasma colloid osmotic pressure is maintained by albumin in the plasma. When massive protein leaks into your urine, plasma colloid osmotic pressure decreases. As a result, fluid in blood vessels flow into tissue space, leading to swelling. The severity of swelling has positive correlation with hypoproteinemia. In the early stage of Nephrotic Syndrome, you may just have swelling in eyelid or face, but gradually it will disappear in ankles, feet or legs. With the development of Nephrotic Syndrome, it may occur in chest, leading to pleural effusion.

Besides, pleural effusion may be associated with sodium and fluid retention.

How to deal pleural effusion for FSGS patients?

Diuretics (water pills) are the most common used drugs for FSGS patients to remove the excessive fluid from the body. If it is associated with hypoproteinemia and proteinuria, steroids and other immunosuppressants may have to be used to block kidney inflammation and reduce protein leakage. In some cases, you may need a blood transfusion to recover the plasma colloid osmotic pressure.

The above ways can help you eliminate symptoms, but they can not repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. If your kidney function keeps declining, more and more severe symptoms will appear. 4M treatment (Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Foot Bath, Mai Kang Mixture and various medicinal soup) can help you set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing and provide the damaged kidneys with essential nutrients to speed up recovery. After a period of treatment, you can regain some kidney function.

Is it possible that FSGS leads to pleural effusion? Yes, it is. Pleural effusion may increase your risk of heart failure or respiratory failure. Therefore, importance should be attached to it and take treatment as early as possible. 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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