The rising epidemic of Diabetes, Hypertension are responsible for the prevelance of Chronic Kidney Disease. Today we are living in the fast food and fast life world. Our kids are surrounded with processed food and they chose to snack high calorie food in front of a computer or TV instead of going out to play. Such changes in diet, food habits and exercise routine and responsible for a bunch of silent killers – Non Communicable Diseases or The Lifestyle Diseases as we today put it. The most vulnerable group for the same is the young generation – our kids!
Kidney Disease comes silently in children:
In adults majority of the time the symptoms of kidney disease are well presented also they are aware of any abnormality in their body however the same is not the case in children. In children, 70% of CKD is associated with tubule interstitial disease and lack the obvious symptoms such as Hematuria (red blood cells in the urine), Hypertension (high blood pressure) or Edema (swelling). More over a child can be confused about the symptoms and may not come forward to discuss the same.
Common symptoms for children are:
CKD runs in the family:
A major risk factor for Chronic Kidney Disease is family history of the same. Genetic disposition is a major aspect. If you are aware of a family history of CKD, it is best to get a regular check up done.