Should You Take Potassium if Your FSGS Is in Stage 4

Should You Take Potassium if Your FSGS Is in Stage 4Potassium is an essential electrolyte which helps our body functions correctly. Should you take potassium if your FSGS is in stage 4? Go on reading to learn more information.

In stage 4 FSGS, your kidneys are damaged so severely that they can not remove waste products from the blood adequately. Therefore, you should avoid too much potassium intake. Besides, you should check your blood potassium level regularly. No matter it is high or low, it will threaten your life, because blood potassium level affects your hearts. If your blood potassium level is low, you could supplement moderate potassium. But if your blood potassium level is high, you should limit potassium intake.

Pay attention to food high in potassium


-Sweet potatoes

-Tomato sauces

-Dark leafy greens

-White beans

-Baked potatoes




Treatment to help FSGS patients have a good control of FSGS stage 4

Abnormal potassium level is just one of the reflections of impaired kidney function. Therefore, to solve this problem, the fundamental way is to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, Toxin-Removing Treatment is often used. It is a combination of many Chinese medicine therapies, including medicated foot bath, medicated full bath, enema therapy, steam therapy, circle therapy, etc. They can help cleanse waste products out of the body. And they can also draw toxins out of the renal cells. Besides, they can expand blood vessels and remove stasis to improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into damaged kidneys to speed up kidney recovery. After a period of treatment, both your blood conditions and kidney conditions will be greatly improved. And then you could lead a normal life.

Should you take potassium if your FSGS is in stage 4? It depends on your medical conditions. If you would like to know more information on FSGS treatment, please leave a message below or send emails to Later our nephrologist on duty will contact you to give you personalized guidance on treatment.

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