FSGS is a disease which produces scarrings within the kidneys, and it will cause the kidneys to lose the ability to work normally. The symptoms of FSGS are variable from case to case. In the early stage, there are no obvious signs of glomerulosclerosis. Over time, the symptoms develop. The main symptoms of FSGS are swelling and changes in urine.
The glomeruli damage may cause fluid retention in the body, so the exterior symptom is edema or swelling. Patients with FSGS may have swelling in various parts of the body, such as hands, feet, legs, abdomen and around the eyes. The edema may be painful and it may cause rapid weight gain.
Patients with FSGS may have foamy or bubbly urine due to the loss of protein. Generally speaking, glomerusclerosis is often discovered from a routine test. An abnormal high protein content in the urine or a low level of protein in blood can be checked up in a test.
Symptoms often accompany with glomerulosclerosis including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Because of the damaged kidney function, excess fluid and sodium will retain in the blood which will cause high blood pressure.
Besides, there are also some other symptoms including:
*Pain of back, flank and abdomen
*Fever and chill
*Nausea and vomiting
As FSGS is often identified by detecting the protein content in the urine, it’s better for people to have regular urine test. The FSGS can progress without any symptoms and finally cause renal failure. Therefore, it’s necessary for people to pay attention to the abnormal feelings of themselves. If you have some of the above symptoms, you need to see your doctor to discuss what might cause them.