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FSGS, Lupus, Swelling Feet, Rash On Legs, Infection

2013-05-06 10:03

Q:

Hi, recently, my feet started to swell up horribly. I also developed rashes on both of my legs, the left one is more swollen and the rash is severely worse. I have FSGS, lupus, post infectious streptococcus, Lyme. Are my kidneys failing?

 

A:

Hi, FSGS is a kidney problem that can cause progressive loss of kidney function. Besides, uncontrolled lupus also can cause damages on kidney. Therefore, you kidneys are living in a very dangerous condition.

Swelling occurs because of fluid retention which can be caused by many diseases and kidney problem is just one of the causes. FSGS is a medical term that is based on renal biopsy. In clinic, FSGS is one of the leading causes of Nephrotic Syndrome which can bring symptom of swelling. Therefore, your swelling is probably related with decreased kidney function.

For people with kidney problem, they need to avoid the aggravating factors which can cause acute progression of illness condition. Infection is one of the leading aggravating factors of kidney disease and you mentioned you ever had infection, so it is very necessary for you to do some medical tests to see  how is your kidney function now.

Both routine urine test and routine blood test can be done to measure kidney function. Through these two tests, you can know well about your serum creatinine level, blood urea nitrogen level, and GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) which can show how serious your illness condition is now.

Besides, since you have FSGS, it is necessary for you to adjust your diet to reduce kidney burden. Usually, you need to eat less salt, adequate protein and limit fluid intake. Diet is necessary and medical treatment is indispensible. You can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which is a new usage of Chinese herbs and cause no side effects. What is more, this treatment can help you improve kidney function and make you live far away from kidney failure.

These are the several suggestions for you according to the description of your illness condition. Hope it is helpful for you. In addition, if you have any other questions or there is anything unclear, please feel free to consult our consultant online or leave us message directly. We will try our best to help you solve the problems.

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