Only a minority of the world population ever think about their kid’s health. Not much importance is given to kidney disorders as it is still under the radar condition. When focusing on a kid’s health, many of us, parents, dieticians, pediatricians have a propensity towards obesity and heart-related diseases. Kidney functioning is so vital to maintaining a healthy body, it is important for parents to keep an eye on their kid’s kidney while feeding and raising. So this becomes important to create awareness about kidney diseases kids are prone to, that may affect millions around the globe, including small children, who may be under a risk of kidney disorder/ disease at an early age.
What is the role of kidneys?
It is necessary to understand the function and role of the kidney to sustain a healthy living. Kidneys filter out the extra water and wastes from the blood which leaves the body as urine. Kidney secretes hormones that help in the making of blood and to strengthen the bones. When the kidney is diseased, it is inefficient in eliminating wastes out of the body that in turn increase the rate of heart disease, progressing to renal failure.
It is therefore important to educate the parents about the importance of renal diseases in kids. Early detection is must, for a healthy lifestyle in children, right from the birth till the old age, in order to combat with the preventable kidney damage that may include acute kidney injury, chronic disease and also to treat kidney disorders, a child is born with. A mother has a vital role to play throughout during her pregnancy phase. A healthy mother delivers a healthy child with a healthy set of nephrons. Probability of bearing a healthy child reduces in a malnutrition mother. That is why a pregnant woman has to be well taken care of as the embryo needs a rich diet of protein, iron, and vitamins. Nothing can be done to the kids born with genetic carry forward of disease. Premature delivery or a baby with high blood pressure or diabetes are at a higher risk of kidney disorders or heart diseases.
Symptoms of disorder in kids
Here are some indications that can alert the parents:-
Precautions and tips for parents
Incidences of Kidney disease in India is increasing at an alarming rate. According to a recent study 17 out of every 100 Indians are suffering from kidney diseases. Parents can do several things in order to keep their child healthy and lead a disease-free life:-
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