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Exhaustion with focul segmental glomular sclerosis, what tests are needed to identify the root cause for this tiredness, please give possibilities?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Fatigue: It's not clear whether fatigue is caused by your kidney disease or another illness that co-exists with it. Your kidney or primary care doc should be able to order general tests to check for common causes of tiredness such as thyroid dysfunction, anemia, sleep apnea, etc. If your kidney function is low, it can cause fatigue or contribute to it too.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
FSG symptoms: You should be under the care of a nephrologist (n) for your fsg. You may be fatigued due to anemia seen in chronic kidney disease you may have due to your fsg. You may have a lot of proteinuria causing you to have edema, making it harder for you to walk around. Go back to your old n, or a new one, to see how your kidney function is and start on therapy to improve your symptoms. Good luck.

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