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An_244648 posted:
My son is 17 and I had to take him to the doctor recently his BP's were as high as 200/103. They put him on medicines for they High blood pressure. It also runs in my family my son is 265 pounds. They have now diagnosed him with a disease called FSGS. It is a rare kidney disease is anyone else going through this?
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello Tsabrina84 and Welcome,

I am so sorry to hear about your son. Hopefully his physician has put a plan in place to help him get healthy and to feel better.

While waiting for others to respond here is information on how you can help him manage his weight loss, Treatment for Your Overweight Teen . Also, check out our Health and Cooking Center for great meal ideas.

Here is info on FSGS for those not familiar with this disease.

Please keep us posted on how he is doing,

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