Focal Segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a type of glomerular disease. FSGS causes scarring (sclerosis) in your kidney. The scarring of FSGS only takes place in small sections of each glomerulus (filter), and only a limited number of glomeruli are damaged at first. The types of FSGS include: Primary, Secondary, and Genetic/ Familial FSGS.
Both children and adults can be affected by FSGS. Males are at a slightly greater risk than females. African American individuals are more likely to be affected by this disease. FSGS is a very serious condition and can often lead to kidney failure.
- Swelling in various body parts
- Protein in urine
- Low protein in blood
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Foam in urine
- ACE inhibitors
- Immunosuppressive medications
- Low protein diet