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How To Relieve Swelling In People With FSGS

How To Relieve Swelling In People With FSGSFocal Segmental Glomerulus Sclerosis is a kidney disease which can damage in patient’s glomeruli, and that can reduce patient’s glomerular filtration rate directly.

For patients with FSGS, they often have obvious swelling in their body, which is caused by edema. Patients often have edema in their lower legs and face, and if patients have severe edema, they can even have edema in their lungs and abdomen, which can cause them to have stomach pain and dyspnea. As we can imagine, it is scaring for patients to have puffy face and legs. Well then, how can swelling in people with FSGS be relieved?

Why patients with FSGS have swelling?

FSGS is a disease which can cause patients to have nephrotic syndrome, and an obvious problem in patients with nephrotic syndrome is edema. In fact, edema in patients with nephrotic syndrome is caused by massive proteinuria, because protein is important for keeping the osmotic pressure of blood flow. While the fluid in blood will flow into tissue space when the osmotic pressure of blood is reduced.

Besides, when FSGS patients are in the late stage of kidney disease, there will be much excess fluid accumulating in their body, and that can also cause them to have edema.

How to relieve swelling in FSGS patients?

To treat edema in patients with FSGS, there are effective points can be used to reach this purpose.

1. Diet regulation:

If patient’s edema is caused by massive proteinuria, it is necessary for patients to increase their protein intake in their diet to supply their protein shortage. Besides, reducing the intake of sodium is very helpful for patients to avoid their edema to be aggravated.

2. Medicines:

Diuretics will be an important part for patients to relieve their edema, which can help remove the excess fluid in patient’s body. ACEI and ARB are very effective medicines to reduce proteinuria, which is very helpful to relieve patient’s edema. Besides, glucocorticoids, immunosuppressor and cytotoxic drugs are important medicines to treat nephrotic syndrome, which can also reduce proteinuria.

3. Dialysis:

If patient is in the late stage of FSGS, and if he has severe edema, dialysis will be a good choice for patients to remove the excess fluid from their body.

4. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy:

Patients with FSGS often have hormone resistance, while hormone treatment is an important part in treating kidney disease and nephrotic syndrome. As a result, to reduce proteinuria, improving kidney function is an very important method. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a great way to reach that purpose, which can help improve patient’s kidney function.

As we know, kidney disease is very dangerous, so if you have any trouble in dealing with your condition, you can send us your problem and condition to, and we will do what we can to help you.

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