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Hypertension, Early Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Children

High blood pressure or hypertension can be an early indication of kidney disease in children. High blood pressure in childhood is not something normal that one should be wary as early signs of kidney malfunction.
According kidney and hypertension consultants from Faculty of medicine / RSCM Prof.Dr.dr. Endang Susalit Sp.PD-KGH, not unlike kidney filters. Its job is to filter waste and throw it through urine. Inability of the kidneys in performing its functions can be serious implications. If the damage is severe, it can lead to other diseases in which one marker is increased blood pressure.
“Damaged kidneys are not able to perform his duties as a filter,” said Endang.
He stated, kidney damage is said to have reached the stage when entered in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). At this stage of ESRD, waste able to get out of the kidney. This waste is then inhibited the rate of blood in the blood vessels. Inhibition of the rate of blood causing various diseases, one of which is hypertension.
Renal Consultants of RSCM Prof.Dr.Talaran children Tambunan Sp.A (K) explains, hypertension in children are different from adults. A variety of unusual circumstances in the child’s potential to increase blood pressure.
Condition that causes hypertension in children also often have no known cause (idiopathic). Whereas in adults, hypertension due to diet, work, and irregular breaks.
Blood and urine examination must be done regularly in children with hypertension to examine the possibility of kidney failure. Including urine tests are intended to check the content of creatinine and potassium.
According Talaran, protein in the urine examination will determine the type of diet, which will help the kidneys work. If found high amounts of creatinine, the child will be on a diet to regulate protein intake. While if found potassium, then the child will undergo a diet that regulates the intake of green vegetables.
Cliff Mambu Ezekiel (13), children with kidney failure from Gorontalo also showed symptoms of hypertension before finally recovering after undergoing successful kidney transplant in the RSCM.
“Her blood pressure could reach 210/135, but not as high as it should be,” said Serli Katili, Cliff’s mother.
Cliff successful kidney transplant surgery at General Hospital National Center Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM), Jakarta, on March 13 last. He was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2010 and has grown to stage five.
Serli said, when the kidneys are recurrent son looked limp. Cliff also complained of dizziness, nausea and want to vomit. When this happens, quickly brought his son Serli treatment or dialysis.