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Does FSGS Cause Swelling In The Lips

2014-04-14 07:47

Does FSGS Cause Swelling In The LipsSwelling in FSGS(Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) is a common symptom. And swelling can present in any part of the body organ, so does lips. Yes, FSGS patients does cause swelling in lipEven that swelling in lips can occur in FSGS patients, we will tell them the causes of management of swelling or edema.

1. What causes swelling in lips?

Usually swelling in FSGS is related with fluid/sodium retention and proteinuria. For swelling caused by fluid and sodium retention, it is due to kidney function insufficiency that causes excessive fluid pile up in the body. On the other side, with FSGS, kidneys fail to work properly and as a result, a lot of protein will leak from kidneys thus proteinuria occurs. To keep balance, fluid will ooze into surrounding tissues and therefore swelling can present in the lips, face, legs, ankles, feet and other any part of the body.

2. How to manage swelling in the lips?

As the above mentioned, fluid retention and proteinuria are the leading factors to swelling in lips.

First, diet modification is used to alleviate swelling.

With swelling in FSGS patients, they should have less water, sodium and protein intake, otherwise, swelling will become more and more serious. Besides, a high quality protein intake is essential, such as egg white, fish, milk, and lean meat, etc.

Second, repair kidney damage and improve kidney function

Our hospital adopts a comprehensive remedy, including acupuncture, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Gua Sha, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, etc to repair injured kidney cells and enhance kidney function. This is because the active ingredients in this systemic treatment can come to the impaired kidney lesion directly and provide essential nutrients and blood as well as oxygen for kidneys. Besides, it can also dilate blood vessels and promote blood circulation to cleanse your kidneys. With these processes, swelling can be relieved and kidney function is improved largely.

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