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Glomerulosclerosis

What is glomerulosclerosis?

Glomerulosclerosis is the term used to describe scarring that occurs within the kidneys in the small balls of tiny blood vessels called the glomeruli. The glomeruli assist the kidneys in filtering urine from the blood.

What causes glomerulosclerosis?

Glomerulosclerosis may develop in children or adults, and may result from different types of kidney conditions as well as diabetes.

Treatment for glomerulosclerosis:

Specific treatment for glomerulosclerosis will be determined by your physician based on:
  • your age, overall health, and medical history
  • extent of the disease
  • your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • expectations for the course of the disease
  • your opinion or preference