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Will I Need Kidney Transplant If I Have FSGS

Will I Need Kidney Transplant If I Have FSGSFocal segment glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) is a major kind of kidney disease, which mainly causes damage in patient’s glomeruli.

FSGS is a disease that is very likely to cause nephrotic syndrome, which is a very severe state for patients with kidney disease. And if patients’ condition has not been well controlled, they can have kidney failure eventually.

Thereby, will patients surely need kidney transplant if he has FSGS?

In fact, it all depends. FSGS progresses slowly, so if patients find his disease when he is in the early stage, and if he can get right treatment and appropriate nursing care, it is possible for them to get well control on his condition. But if patients have not accepted treatment timely, and if patients have severe complications or other health problems, patients are very likely to have kidney failure in a much shorter time.

As we have said, FSGS is a major cause of nephrotic syndrome, and nephritic syndrome is very dangerous, because massive proteinuria can damage patients’ kidney structure eventually. Beside, too much blood fat will accumulate in patients’ body, and that is also very harmful for patients’ health. So, if patients have nephrotic syndrome, patients’ prognosis can be much worse, and then cause patients to wanna kidney transplant to prolong his lifetime.

Is kidney transplant a good choice for patients with FSGS?

Kidney transplant is an effective way to prolong patients’ lifetime, but for patients with FSGS, it is will not a good choice.

It has been turned out that there are vascular permeability factors in FSGS patients, and that can cause the condition of patients who have accepted kidney transplant to relapse. In fact, the relapse rate of FSGS is very high, and it is about 50%~100%, and some patients’ condition can relapse in a short time after they accept kidney transplant.

Thereby, the best choice for FSGS is to find his disease as early as possible, and patients should take measures positively to deal with their condition. In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with kidney disease, you can leave us a message, and we would like to provide the guidance or any help you need.

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