FSGS causes scarring in kidneys, and then damaged kidneys will induce a series of symptoms and complications gradually. To improve patients’ immune system, they are suggested to do gentle exercise gradually. Swimming is just loved by many people. Can FSGS patients go swimming?
As introduced by nephrologists, the onset of FSGS has a close link with autoimmune disorder. To fight against this disease, patients may be recommended to take immunosuppressants and steroids. Both of these medicines can help slow down the progression of FSGS and reduce the protein leakage in urine. However, these medicines work through weakening the immune system. Then, patients are at a risk of infections, cold and fever. This is why doctors suggest these patients to do exercise regularly.
Swimming can just help build and strengthen the body and improve patients’ immune system, because it is beneficial to boost energy for the body.
As the above mentioned, swimming does help boost patients’ immune system, so it is able to prevent the onset of problems such as infections, cold and fever. However, urinary tract infections and hematuria are also common symptoms of FSGS. If patients experience one of these two problems, they had better stop their swimming exercise plan temporarily. In severe cases, they may even have more rest in bed.
In fact, walking, jogging, yoga, Taichi, Qigong, and so on, are also beneficial for patients with FSGS. Patients can choose one suitable exercise according to their favor. Although a regular exercise plan can help improve patients’ overall health condition and immune system, they should also take some medical therapies to reverse their kidney damage and treat their kidney disease from the root.
Immunotherapy is just one therapy that can help treat immune disorder and rebuild kidney filtration membrane. When the pathogenic factors are eliminated out, patients’ FSGS can be managed very well.