Do you know children with kidney disease?

Do you know children with kidney disease?

Kidney disease is one of the most common chronic diseases in children.

But many parents never even pay attention to their children’s kidney health.

Recently, the Pediatric Nephrology Specialty Group of Peking University Hospital teamed up with the Daxing District Health Bureau to train community doctors and provide free consultations for children in the community.

Ding Jie, deputy director of Peking University Hospital, said the survey showed that nearly 30% of parents of children under 3 years old in Beijing knew nothing about the harm of childhood kidney disease.

  Professor Peiyang Yang, Pediatrics, Peking University Hospital, said that children, like adults, will suffer from nephritis, combined with urinary infections and uremia. The baby may also suffer from congenital hereditary nephropathy with a poor prognosis; the reduction, through the improvement of living standards,Obesity-related nephropathy and hypertension in children have also become common.

Compared to adults, children’s kidney disease is more likely to be missed. This is because children rarely voluntarily report their weakness, back pain, and do not find themselves with edema or urine changes. It is easy if parents are not alert enough.Ignore early symptoms.

  What can I do to protect my child’s kidneys?

Ding Jie said, first of all, teach the children to drink plenty of boiling water so that the kidneys have enough blood to flow through to produce urine; do not hold your urine when you have urine, and discharge it in time to reduce the growth of bacteria in the retained urine and reduce the urethra.Chance of infection.

Hygiene habits are also very important. Girls need to clean the vulva and change their underwear every day. Boys also need to rinse the urethral opening. Children must wipe the anus after going to the stool.

Some drugs, such as certain antibiotics and some traditional Chinese medicines, are nephrotoxic. Parents should take them as little as possible. If necessary, they should be administered under the guidance of a doctor.

Diseases of other organ systems may damage the kidneys, and ruptured tonsils may cause acute glomerulonephritis after pyogenic inflammation; purpuric nephritis may occur after allergic purpura on the skin.

Peking University Hospital Pediatrics Xiao Huijie chief physician reminded that if the child is suspected of having kidney disease, he must go to the hospital as soon as possible.

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