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Doctor insights on: Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis In Children

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Can post strep agn that resolves 1wk after tx cause focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm sorry for asking again.

Can post strep agn that resolves 1wk after tx cause focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm sorry for asking again.

It might: Strep infections can cause glomerulonephritis. You need to discuss with your kidney specialist as to whether your biopsy is the type they see in that setting. ...Read more

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Can post strep agn that resolves 1wk after tx cause focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm sorry for asking again. Please help.

Can post strep agn that resolves 1wk after tx cause focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm sorry for asking again. Please help.

Kidney disease: Fsg can be primary (generally, idiopathic) or secondary. Most cases of secondary fsg are related to vasculitis, lupus, IgA nephropathy. Post strep agn (psagn) does not generally cause fsg. However, often, cases of IgA nephropathy may be misdiagnosed as psgn. An easy way to differentiate the 2, is to obtain a complement C3 level. In psagn (acute stage), it should be low. ...Read more

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My creatinine ranges between 1.09 & 1.26, Albumin is 3.4 and A/G ratio is 0.80. I have Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Should I be concerned?

My creatinine ranges between 1.09 & 1.26, Albumin is 3.4 and A/G ratio is 0.80. I have Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Should I be concerned?

Not really but...: There are a number of unanswered questions. Did you have a renal biopsy to come up with the diagnosis of FSGS, or was it diagnosed empirically? I also see that you are on immunosuppressive therapy - what meds besides Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)? You're 50, and you have had a cardiac catheterization, which leads me to suspect that you may have a diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease. More details need to be provided. ...Read more

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Had post strep agn when 8.Resolved 1wk tx. Is certain I have focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm worried. Normal urinalysis and blood test after 10y

Had post strep agn when 8.Resolved 1wk tx. Is certain I have focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm worried. Normal urinalysis and blood test after 10y

FSGS???: If you're not having heavy proteinuria, I would very much doubt the presence of focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis. Who told you this? Either that person is wrong or there is a serious misunderstanding; in either case you need to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, I'm suffering from enlarged lymph nodes, could it be from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?

Dear doctor, I'm suffering from enlarged lymph nodes, could it be from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?

Probably unrelated: You did not say where the enlarged lymph nodes are located and how big they are? The kidney problem that you have indicated, is difficult to link with the gland problem unless your glands are enlarged due to something serious. If the lymph nodes are more than 1.5-2cm in size you need to have your doctor examine you and investigate the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease.?

Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease.?

Transplant: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or fsgs has recurrence rate of 10 % after transplant. You can get another transplant and decrease rate of recurrence by getting plasmapheresis and galactose therapy before next surgery. These therapies have been shown to reduce risk in selected group of patients. ...Read more

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Is renal scarring the same as glomerulosclerosis?

Is renal scarring the same as glomerulosclerosis?

Scarring: Glomerulosclerosis refers to scarring of the glomeruli, which are the filter units of the kidney. Renal scarring is a more inclusive term that also includes interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy which represent irreversible damage of the interstitium and tubules. ...Read more

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I have been reading up on the benefits of Alfalfa supplements. I have high cholesterol and stage 3 Glomerulosclerosis and High BP. Should I use it?

I have been reading up on the benefits of Alfalfa supplements. I have high cholesterol and stage 3 Glomerulosclerosis and High BP. Should I use it?

It's placebo: Hi. Alfalfa is placebo, but probably harmless. Don't neglect to use real medicine for your hypertension and dyslipidemia. Placebos are fine for the "worried well" (of which there are many). However, you have REAL medical problems, and I suggest you stick with drugs shown to be effective and safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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Until what age do children grow?

Until what age do children grow?

Body-20/mind...4ever: Bones generally stop elongating mid-late teens, and fuse by early 20's. Number of brain cells may grow up to younger age, but then set 4 life (like height); that # is thought to be 100b, but this may be exaggerated & some evidence shows it may be @14b (humans are egocentric, this # is same as baboons). But the mind never stops growing--that's why what I do is entitled 'practice'. ...Read more

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How can I deal with bad children?

How can I deal with bad children?

Discipline: First of all, children are not bad, only their actions!!!! If you tell them they're bad, they believe it. You need to set limits: 1-don't do that 2- if you do that again, time out 3- time out. Period. Not negotiable. If they are old enough to know the rules of: no hittingkickingbitingpushingpinchingpullinghairorswearing, then automatic time out! 1 min/ yr, max 5m. Stick to it, then they listen. ...Read more

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How can I help my children handle change?

How can I help my children handle change?

Role play: Consider role playing with their dolls or lego figures if appropriate age. ...Read more

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Why do healthy children need health insurance?

Why do healthy children need health insurance?

When things go bad: We can't always predict when we'll need medical care - broken bones, cuts, colds, pneumonia, bladder infections. That's what insurance is supposed to be for - to spread risk among a large group of people so that it's affordable for everyone. Most people can't afford the out of pocket costs for serious medical care - insurance helps out with that. The same thing goes for children. ...Read more

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How to cure the children with mild development?

How to cure the children with mild development?

Confusing question: What is "mild development"? If your question is how you treat recognized developmental delays, the answer is a bit simpler to answer. After a general medical evaluation to assure the stable medical condition of the kid, the resources of physical, occupational and speech therapists are brought in to identify and coax out progress through therapy. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to get children to eat?

Please give advice on how to get children to eat?

Don't push: A healthy child eats what he needs, even if not all at one meal. Urging a child to eat gives him great control; meals should be relaxed, at the table, with adults modeling healthy eating & conversing @ anything but what/ how much he's eating. A tbsp. Of each food/year of age is plenty. When a meal is over, calmly state that food/ juice/ milk will be offered again @ the next meal & follow through. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my children to follow my rules?

How can I encourage my children to follow my rules?

Discuss with PCP: There are many parents who are blessed with kids that tax their parenting skill set. Fortunately there are people trained to help you identify areas where you can improve yours. Contact your dr & find out what resources are available in your area & commit to learning enough to help make parenting more rewarding. You will be glad you did. ...Read more

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At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

At what age can children start doing simple puzzles?

1-2 years: Most babies can start with simple shape sorters before their first birthday. Simple puzzles with basic shapes can be done as early as 1-2 years, and watching your child advance to more complicated puzzles can be very rewarding. Some children master this early on, others take longer. If you have any concerns about her development, speak to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can cause a woman to not be able to have children?

What can cause a woman to not be able to have children?

Many: Infertility is a very frustrating condition - been there done that. Often a sense of guilt and feeling "less than a woman" adds stress when having problems conceiving. If this is a major issue seek out an MD who specializes in fertility to help you determine what your issues might be. Good luck!

http://www. Webmd. Com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/female-infertility ...Read more

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Is possible to loose muffin top after having 4 children?

Is possible to loose muffin top after having 4 children?

Certainly possible: There are many self help guides online/youtube videos from trainers and celebrities on the subject> Establish a weekly routine starting with a 30 min routine 2-3 /wk for workouts and gradually increase it to 45 min 4-5 times weekly, including abs machines and cardio., ...Read more

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What can children ages 1 and 2 take for horrible coughing?

No meds: Cough medication is no longer recommended due to safety issues for your children due to age. Trick is figure out why cough? Try tbsp honey followed by sips warm water but see an MD to help find cause. May be reactive airway disease and may need breathing trearments ...Read more

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Which children are most likely to be affected by the news?

Which children are most likely to be affected by the news?

Under 8 yrs: All children will be affected by the news. Some more than others just like adults. However, children under 8 cannot differentiate what is real and not real and should not be exposed to violence in the media. ...Read more

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What types of foods can children eat with jacobsen syndrome?

What types of foods can children eat with jacobsen syndrome?

No restrictions: I have identified only one child with 11q terminal deletion syndrome (in 36 years), but it was recently. I double-checked, because I didn't remember any dietary restrictions. Feed him whatever any child of his developmental age could eat. I hope you have been able to access all needed specialists - cardiology, hematology, ophthalmology, ortho, db pedes, genetics, as well as special education. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I exercise with small children?

I was just wondering how can I exercise with small children?

Use them!: You can do a bunch of exercises at home that involve the kids - use them as your weights and lift them I the air, do leg lifts with them on your legs. Stretching can be done all together. Then, outdoor activities - take walks with them, get one of the running strollers. Finally, try and have someone watch them an hour or two several times a week - you deserve some "you time" too. ...Read more

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Who can l build immunty against cold and my children as well?

Who can l build immunty against cold and my children as well?

Healthy habits: Eat lots of vitamin rich fruits and vegetables, lean protein, lots of fluids (water - not soda of sugary drinks), moderate exercise, and lots of hand washing with soap and water. ...Read more

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At what age should children start physical education classes?

Whenever they can!: PE time has been eroded from many public schools and it's a real shame! Being physically active and engaging in creative play is beneficial to a child. I believe all children should have structured quality recess/PE appropriate for their age. It actually helps them be better students!
http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/move/parents-pe-questions? Page=1 ...Read more

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What factors are associated with mental development in children?

What factors are associated with mental development in children?

Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition (breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! ...Read more

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What are the most common terminal diseases that affect children?

What are the most common terminal diseases that affect children?

Congenital & cancer: Terminal conditions in children are typically based on age range and best considered as 'causes of death'
infants (less than 1 year old): congenital disorders, sids, premature birth

children (1-14 years old): unintentional injuries, then cancers, cardiac abnormalities, and finally congenital disorders. ...Read more