Many people are not familiar with FSGS and they know nothing about FSGS but a type of nephritis. It is the abbreviation of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis which is very common in children and adult. In order to treat FSGS, we must know its own characteristics and which treatment is suitable for it.
What is FSGS after all?
Kidney is the main organ to filter the blood and form urine. How to achieve
that? In kidneys, there are more than two million glomeruli which are like
numerous griddles to help kidney to filter blood. If most of the glomeruli are
health, kidneys can function well. So the end waste products and excessive water
can be discharged through the filtration of griddles.
However, FSGS means that less than 50% of glomeruli have been destroyed,
which is a kind of nephritis. Besides, many kidney tissues have been dead and
turned into scars in kidneys. The scars seem that on the skin. There will be no
blood or oxygen supplied to the scars. So most part of kidneys has no blood
vessels and cannot form urine. In this way, many toxic substances cannot be
removed from the body.
What are the common symptoms of FSGS?
FSGS is considered as a type of nephritis which often occurs in children and
young people. And males have more risk to suffer FSGS than females. More than
two thirds patients have a large amount of proteinuria and severe swelling.
Their 24 hours proteinuria is between 1g to 30g. While, more than 50% of
patients have hematuria and microscopic hematuria presents in most cases. FSGS
develops very quickly and usually patients would go into renal failure or ESRF
in one or two years. So patients should receive an effective treatment in the
early stage in order to prevent the serious condition.
In order to give a good treatment for FSGS and nephritis, people need a more
accurate diagnosis for their condition. Thereby you can ask our experts online
or make an appointment for expert video consultation online for diagnosis. What
is more, the experts will give you some advices for scientific treatment, proper
diet and some tips in your life.