Kidney diseases are also observed in children. Children’s kidney diseases are examined by the Department of child nephrology. Although pediatric nephrology specialists diagnose kidney diseases, they prevent the kidneys from becoming irreversible, and also treat kidney diseases detected in the womb after birth.

What do child nephrology specialists look at?
In the Department of child nephrology, examination and treatment of urinary tract and kidney diseases of infants and children are carried out. Congenital or post-emerging infections, bleeding, cysts, tumors, kidney failure, hypertension, FMF (familial Mediterranean fever), and kidney and urinary tract stones in the area of responsibility of this unit are involved.

Patients are checked during treatment and then at certain intervals by making an online appointment from the Department of child Nephrology. In addition, treatment and follow-up of infants and children with chronic kidney disease are performed safely.

Treatment of pediatric nephrology diseases
Nephrology, that is, kidney diseases that can manifest themselves in children with complaints such as pain, frequent toilet visits, nausea and vomiting, can sometimes progress quietly without giving any symptoms. In this case, the treatment of pediatric nephrology diseases varies depending on the child’s condition. Treatments include nutrition, dialysis, interventional treatments, kidney transplantation. During the treatment process, the way the child eats is very important. Excessive salt consumption can damage the kidneys while overburdening. Besides, parents ‘ eating habits are important. Giving fast food as a reward in children creates a burden on the kidneys. Along with obesity, improper nutrition also creates disadvantages in terms of kidney tissue and vessels. In addition, unconscious drug consumption should not be done except for what the doctor gives.

Difference between Nephrology and urology
Pediatric nephrology and urology are mixed areas. However, the field of urology covers a much wider area in terms of the body, as well as includes both medical and surgical treatment principles. However, nephrology is only related to kidney diseases and is the main subject of kidney failure. Nephrology does not have a surgical field of study, such as urology.

Urinary tract infection in children
Urinary tract infections, which pose a risk, especially for young children, can have dangerous consequences for the kidneys that are still developing. Symptoms of urinary tract infection in children can be listed as abdominal pain, nausea, burning when urinating, frequent urination, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, chills, diarrhea. A child with toilet training begins to wet the bottom, blurred urine and smelly urine can be a sign of a urinary tract infection.

Hypertension can also be observed in a child
Hypertension in children is also a problem related to child nephrology. Hypertension, which occurs in children with symptoms such as headache, dizziness, tinnitus, nosebleed, palpitations and visual impairment, can also be associated with diseases related to the kidneys. If hypertension is not treated correctly and in a timely manner, it can affect organs such as the brain, heart, eyes, as well as the kidneys. Hypertension can have negative consequences, such as impaired kidney function, kidney failure. Children should be screened for hypertension once a year.

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