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glomerulosclerosis or parenchymal renal disease treatable?

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Is Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or parenchymal renal disease 100% treatable ? Or is it once happened and forever live with it? Can it be controlled for 20-30 years (or whole life) with no need for dialysis if proper care is taken in diet and medications?


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replied March 18th, 2012
Kidney Conditions Answer A32932
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FSGS is a lifelong disease, there is no known cause for it, and there is no complete cure.

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a chronic and progressive form of renal disease in which scarring develops on the parts of the kidneys that filter waste out of the blood (the glomeruli). FSGS can be caused by a variety of conditions. Without treatment, primary FSGS will usually lead to rapid deterioration and early death. It ultimately depends on the rate of progression of the condition.

With proper treatment and control of underlying issues like blood pressure, a renal diet, regular intake of prescribed medications, the condition can be controlled to some extent. But 50% cases usually progress to end stage kidney disease (ESRD) where the only treatment options are dialysis or kidney transplant. ‎

I hope this helps.



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