Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) with FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) means your kidneys are severely damaged. If you keep having colds and fever with this condition, you should be concerned.
How does Stage 4 CKD with FSGS cause fever?
FSGS is a condition where inflammation occur on glomeruli, the tiny blood vessels in kidneys. Since the GFR (glomerular filtration rate) reduces, excessive wastes and toxins cannot be excreted adequately by the kidneys. As a result, many symptoms may occur.
High fever in Stage 4 CKD patients is most likely caused by infections and inflammations in the kidneys. Due to low immunity, patients are easy to be attacked by bacteria, resulting in urinary tract infection or bladder infections. If left untreated, infections can travels upper, causing kidney infection. Under this condition, patients may have high fever, chill, back pain, burning sensation during urination, nausea, vomiting, etc.
Generally speaking, antibiotic is the first step for controlling infection. You may be recommended to take antibiotics for at lease seven days. In most cases, symptoms can be relieved.
You are also recommended to drink enough water, since water can refresh your kidneys. Consult your doctor how much water you can take according to your own condition. You can also email to email@example.com for suggestions.
However, you should know is that antibiotics can just help you relieve some symptoms but cannot solve the underlying problem. Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease is a serious condition. Without treatment, it can reach to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in the near future. The target of treatment should be improving kidney function. Therefore, I recommend you to take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is an innovation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This therapy can improve blood circulation by expanding blood vessels, reducing inflammation, and degrading extracelluar matrixes. By this way, the kidneys can repair the damaged renal tissues so as to enhance their ability.
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