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Does FSGS Kidney Disease Cause Weight Gain

2014-06-17 23:29| Font Size A A A

Does FSGS Kidney Disease Cause Weight GainFSGS (focal segmental glomerulousclerosis) patients will suffer from weight gain. How does this symptom occur? Here we will make an detailed explanation in this passage. And we also recommend available solution to you.

Causes of weight gain in FSGS.

Water retention

Weight gain is mainly due to water retention. Normally, kidneys are responsible for removing excessive water in blood, while for FSGS patients, their damaged kidneys lose this ability and a large amount of fluid will build up in the body. As a result, weight gain will be presented. Besides, water retention is easy to lead to swelling in legs, ankles, faces, hands even whole body. This is why patients will suffer weight gain.

Side effect of steroids

Weight gain is a result of long-term intake of steroids. In most conditions, steroids are the first option to control the disease, because they can help control many common symptoms of kidneys, such as protein in urine, high blood pressure, hematuria etc. However,steroids can affect your metabolism and how your body deposits fat. This can increase your appetite, leading to weight gain.

Treatment for weight gain in FSGS

You should have restrict calorie and fat intake and try to prevent weight gain.

You may required a change in steroid medication, like diuretics.

Improving kidney function from the root is the primary solution to this problem. At our center point, we strongly recommend Hot Compress Therapy to you. This therapy is an new innovation of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). It contributes to repairing damaged kidney tissues and enhancing renal function from the root. Once kidney function comes back to normal, many symptoms will eliminated gradually, including weight gain.

I sincerely hope you can benefit a lot from this passage and if you suffer weight gain due to kidney disease or need further help, please talk with online doctors or send an email to and we are always here to help you.

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