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Glomerulosclerosis: Introduction

Glomerulosclerosis: Scarring of the glomeruli . It may result from diabetes mellitus (diabetic ... more about Glomerulosclerosis.

Glomerulosclerosis: A condition which results in the fibrosis and scarring of the renal glomeruli. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glomerulosclerosis is available below.

Symptoms of Glomerulosclerosis

Treatments for Glomerulosclerosis

  • Treatment of glomerulosclerosis is dependant upon the underlying cause of the kidney damage, the severity of the kidney damage, the age of the patient, and any other health problems that the patient might have. Treatments include:
    • Treatment of underlying cause - e.g. diabetes, autoimmune diseases. This is very important in order to limit or slow the progression of renal disease
    • Avoidance of medications that may contribute to further renal damage - NSAID's, IV contrast
    • Smoking cessation - people who continue to smoke progress to end stage renal failure sooner
    • Close management of high blood pressure, whether it is a cause or result of renal disease
  • more treatments...»

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Glomerulosclerosis: Complications

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Causes of Glomerulosclerosis

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Article Excerpts about Glomerulosclerosis

Scarring of the glomeruli . It may result from diabetes mellitus (diabetic glomerulosclerosis) or from deposits in parts of the glomeruli (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis). The most common signs of glomerulosclerosis are proteinuria and kidney failure . (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Definitions of Glomerulosclerosis:

Fibrosis and scarring of the renal glomeruli involving a part of or the entire glomerulus; can be limited to a small area or can be diffused throughout the entire kidney; caused by diabetic nephropathy, chronic glomerular nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, or renal hypertension. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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More information about Glomerulosclerosis

  1. Glomerulosclerosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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