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    Is Smoking Suitable for FSGS Patients

    2014-07-23 03:40| Font Size A A A

    FSGS And SmokingIt is a common sense that all kidney disease patients should have a scientific diet plan and health lifestyle. There is no exception of FSGS patients. Smoking is harmful for body health. What’s more, it can aggravate the progress of illness condition.

    The overview of FSGS

    FSGS is short for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, is a rare disease that appear on glomeruli. It is often caused bad prognosis for patients, and more than 50% of patients will develop into kidney failure if left untreated. Due to damage kidneys, kidneys can not work properly as they once did. As a consequence, numerous systems will occur accordingly, like proteinuria, swelling, Nephrotic Syndrome and so on.

    How does smoking affect FSGS?

    Tobacco contains a large amount of nicotine which can cause vasoconstriction. And vasoconstriction can promote arteriosclerosis and reduce the blood supply and blood flow in the kidneys. Smoking can damage the upper respiratory tract and lung, leading to various infections. Further more, smoking can increase the burden of kidneys and cause the further damage on kidney In view of these points, FSGS patients should give up smoking.Except for avoiding smoking, they are allowed to drink alcohol. 

    Then, during the onset of illness condition, what can they do?

    They can control their illness condition through developing a reasonable diet plan. Generally speaking, they should control the intake of protein, salt, potassium and phosphorus. Since the illness condition is different from person to person, they can consult a doctor according to the illness condition. Also , they can do some moderate exercise to enhance their immunity. If the illness condition is more serious, then the mentioned above is not enough, radical treatments should be taken. At our Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Treatment Centre, TCM, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, etc, are offered to you.

    To sum up, FSGS patients should keep away smoking from their life. If you want to learn more info about FSGS, please leave a message to and we will reply you as soon as possible.

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