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Colds:One of Causes of FSGS Relapse

2013-04-13 16:45

Colds:One of Causes of FSGS RelapseFrequent FSGS relapse is a tough problem for the patients.It can accelerate the renal function deterioration significantly.Colds is one of causes of FSGS relapse.

FSGS is an immune disorder.In right condition,when foreign harmful substances known as antigens invade into body,the immune system will produce antibodies to fight it.The antigens and antibodies will form immune complexes and then be filtered by kidneys so the body will recover normal.

However,in FSGS,the immune system is activated improperly.The abnormal immune system activity to produce immune complexes in blood, but the immune complexes can not be filtered by kidneys, but deposit in kidneys instead.The immune complexes can cause inflammation in kidneys, resulting in scarring of kidney tissues. Steroids and immunosuppressive agents can suppress the inflammation, but can not eliminate the immune complexes, not to mention correcting immune dysfunction.

When the patients with FSGS catch colds, the virus invades into body as antigens.The antigens encounter antibodies in blood to form immune complexes, but the immune complexes can not be eliminated by body. The immune complexes will trigger new circle of inflammatory response in kidneys. That is how colds to cause FSGS relapse.An effective treatment for FSGS can help prevent its relapse.


Prevention of colds play such an important role in treating FSGS. Some tips can help the patients to prevent colds.

1.Flu shot

Taking a flu shot is the best way to prevent colds in FSGS. A seasonal flu shot is quite necessary.

2.Wash hands often

The patients with FSGS may get colds by contacting ill people and touch things contaminated by the sike people. So wash your hands often, for at least 15~20 seconds, with soap. Meanwhile, avoid contacting people with colds.

3.Practice Tai Chi

Tai Chi has many health benefits for people with FSGS. It can improve blood circulation, regulate blood pressure and enhance immunity. Thus, it can help the body’s colds-fighting defense.

4.Cut alcohol consumption

Alcohol consumption can elevate blood pressure to worsen renal function. Also,it can destroy the liver, the body’s primary filtering system, which means that germs of all kinds won’t leave your body as fast. So it is important for the patients with FSGS to keep moderate alcohol consumption and even avoid drinking.

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