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How to Determine How Bad My FSGS Is

2014-08-27 18:16| Font Size A A A

How to Determine How Bad My FSGS IsHow to determine how bad My FSGS is? Surely it is one of the urgent questions if you or your loved one is diagnosed with FSGS. Wanna the answer? Please follow this passage and it will give you an detailed explanation.

FSGS, short for Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis, is scar tissue that forms in parts of the kidney’s tiny filters called glomeruli. It is a kind of Chronic Kidney Disease and it accounts for one-sixth of the cases with Nephrotic Syndrome, which is the main cause of nephritis syndrome for children and adults Kidney Failure.

In medical area, FSGS is divided into five subtypes, which is listed below.

1. Classical type: Blood vessel and surrounding capillary loops are main sclerosis area.

2. Top type: Urinary pole is main sclerosis area.

3. Collapse type: Capillary loops become shrinking that collapse distributes segmentally or spherically.

4. Cellularity type: Hyperplasia of focal mesangial cells and endothelial cells as well as increased sertoli cells.

5. Non specific type: Sclerosis may appears in every places, which is inappropriate to be classified with former factors.

In addition, as the former involved, this kidney disease can occur in children and adults. In children and some adults, FSGS patients as a nephrotic syndrome, which is characterized by severe edema, hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. In adults it may also present as kidney failure and proteinuria, without a full-blown nephrotic syndrome. During onset of this disease, if patients suffer from tough symptoms and complications like massive proteinuria, severe edema, uncontrolled high blood pressure, frequent urine at night, infections, acute renal failure, thrombus and so on, then all of them can be life-threatening if left untreated. In such a condition, you’s better be hospitalized and take immediate and effective treatment so that can stop or at least delay the progression of illness condition timel
Besides, if you have FSGS but have no obvious symptoms, you should go to hospital and do tests like blood test, urine test, kidney biopsy, immunofluorescence test, etc to monitor the development of illness condition.

If you still have no idea about how to know how bad your FSGS is, you can also attach your test report to renal-disease@hotmail.com, and we will give your an individualized advice on your diet and treatment. Or you can consult our online service for free.



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