Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

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How is nephropathy related to eyes and ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15-years-old. My native kidney biopsy is: Microscopic description: The sample contains renal cortex, with 21 glomeruli (8 of them globally sclerosed). Some glomeruli reveal mild mesangial matrix expansion, marked glomerular hypertrophy, segmental glomerulosclerosis in 4 glomer...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and the biopsy report. Can you tell me what were the kidney functions of the patient (urea and creatinine)? Also, tell me the urine examination of the patient and if 24-hour urine protein was done? Is there any family history of kidney failure? Wer...  Read Full »

Should an FSGS patient consume more protein to increase blood albumin levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male with a weight of 90 kilograms. I am diagnosed with FSGS. Currently, I am taking Prednisolone 40 mg daily. Still, I have proteinuria. As I am losing more protein in my urine, do I need to eat more protein to increase my blood albumin levels? I can understand that edema occur...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking increased protein increases the risk of developing edema. Your kidney is unable to take more protein and if you add more of it, it will end up losing more proteins. So it is better to take a moderate type of diet. You should take a balanced diet. You should n...  Read Full »

How to prevent FSGS from developing into kidney failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with FSGS through kidney biopsy. What is the best thing to do regarding my diet? And also, how to prevent this from developing into a kidney failure?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) as with most of the kidney diseases with protein leak, it is beneficial to restrict protein in the diet, especially animal protein. Salt restriction and restriction of oil and fatty foods are also recommended. Proper medicat...  Read Full »

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