Kidney disease can affect children as well as adults. 40 to 50 lakh children in the country are suffering from various types of kidney diseases. The symptoms of kidney disease in children are almost the same as in adults. Children are at higher risk of kidney disease during coronary heart disease. Former Chairman of the Department of Children’s Kidney, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Prof. Dr. Golam Moin Uddin.
What are the main causes of kidney disease in children?
In this regard, Professor. Golam Moin Uddin said that children usually get kidney disease due to congenital or hereditary reasons. Kidney diseases are inherited while the baby is still in the womb. Then several symptoms appear after the baby is born. Such as: urinary incontinence, shortness of breath, baby not growing, crooked arms and legs, vomiting, electrolytic imbalance, blood in the urine, dripping urine, etc.
Why do children have kidney failure?
There are two types of kidney failure in children. Kidney failure at an abrupt or rapid pace. Which is called, Acute Kidney Injury. Another is slow kidney failure.
Professor Dr. Golam Moin Uddin said that the reason for sudden or rapid kidney failure is that when a child suffers from dehydration due to diarrhea or vomiting, the blood flow to the kidneys is reduced. If a child is not fed Orsaline due to dehydration, his kidneys rapidly deteriorate. This reduces urination.
He said that due to the loss of fluid in the body due to diarrhea or vomiting, the kidneys in the body suddenly become crippled. Kidney failure is due to any infection. Inflammation can lead to kidney failure. It is also a sudden kidney failure. Also, in the rainy season, bee or snake bites can enter the body and cause kidney failure. Some drugs cause kidney failure. Kidney failure can occur if there is a birth defect in the urinary tract.
What causes kidney stones?
In this regard, Professor. Golam Moin Uddin said, such diseases are due to congenital causes. Especially if there is a marriage between relatives, there is a possibility of such a disease. If there is a blockage in the urethra, there is a possibility of kidney stones if there is stasis.
How do children know if they have kidney disease?
Symptoms include swelling of the eyes and mouth after waking up, decreased urinary pressure, watery hands and feet, watery stomach, and decreased urination. Bleeding with urination, burning sensation in urine, fever, nausea.
Professor Dr. Golam Moin Uddin said that when the level of creatinine increases, these symptoms of headache and convulsions occur. Symptoms of anemia, loss of appetite, weakness, weight loss, etc. may also occur in children. Then the parents will go to the doctor with the children.
What is the number of pediatric kidney patients in the country?
40 to 50 lakh children in the country are suffering from various kidney diseases. Children are born with congenital and hereditary kidney disease. Most congenital kidney diseases are detected by ultrasonography. Kidney disease after birth Some infections are caused by urinary tract infections, nephrotic syndrome, drugs. Children also go to pediatric kidney specialists for all types of kidney disease, including dehydration, kidney shrinkage, and left or right kidney failure.