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Six Early Symptoms of Chronic Nephritis in Children

2014-06-15 16:45

Chronic nephritis in children usually refers to glomerulonephritis, and mostly strikes the children aged six to nine years old. It seriously affects the children’s growth, development and health. So, knowing about the early symptoms of chronic nephritis in children is the key of early detection and treatment. Thus, the kidney experts in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine conclude six early symptoms of chronic nephritis in children, please see the following.

A. Eyelid edema

Since the damaged kidney can not filter out the wastes completely, the extra water and sodium will accumulate in the children’s body and cause eyelid edema.

B. Foamy urine

One of the symptoms of chronic nephritis is proteinuria that presents as many tiny bubbles. And the bubbles do not disappear for a long time.

C. Frequent night-time urination

Chronic nephritis also can cause urine concentration ability decreasing and lead to increased urinary output and frequent night-time urination. If you find that your child goes to toilet frequently, you need pay a high attention to.

D. High blood pressure

About one third of the children with chronic nephritis have the symptom of high blood pressure and manifests as headache, memory loss and poor sleep quality.

E. Hematuria

Hematuria is a common symptom of chronic nephritis. Hematuria means that there are many red blood cells in urine, and includes gross hematuria and microscopic hematuria.

F. Anemia

When the chronic nephritis develops into kidney failure, the patients usually suffer from anemia that presents as fatigue, dizziness and pale face.

Now, the six early symptoms of chronic nephritis in children have been listed, we hope every parent can pay a high attention to them and keep you focused on your child’ change. If you find your child have one or more the above symptoms, you need to take him or her to hospital to do a related inspection. And the early treatment is more likely to reverse the disease. Any questions, you are welcome to chat with our online doctors or send an email to, best wishes!

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