One of the most hopeful wishes of parents nowadays is that their children can grow up healthy and happy, but sometimes it is not satisfactory. Chronic nephritis in children can sometimes bring great pain to them. To make children suffer greatly, it is necessary to understand the early symptoms of chronic nephritis in children in order to timely prevent the occurrence of chronic nephritis in children.
What are the early symptoms of chronic nephritis in children? Only by understanding these contents can we timely detect and avoid the deterioration of chronic nephritis in early childhood. Therefore, it is necessary to have a specific understanding.
Children with chronic nephritis will have more foam in urine at the early stage, which must be noted. The increase of foam in urine, mainly smaller foam, is interconnected and cannot be dissipated for a long time, which indicates that there is protein in the urine of children and the tension is high. Of course, the accuracy of this symptom is poor. If one does not have a certain level of medical knowledge, it is often overlooked by parents or children. The simplest way is to go to the hospital to check urine to rule out the possibility of proteinuria.
Eyelid edema is a common symptom in the early stages of chronic nephritis in children. The main reason for eyelid edema in children with chronic nephritis is that the kidneys' water excretion and regulation function are damaged, causing an increase in water and sodium in the child's body. Excessive water accumulates in loose tissue in the body, and the eyelids are the area with more loose tissue. The characteristic of eyelid edema is obvious when waking up in the morning and decreasing after activity.
Early symptoms of hematuria can also occur in children with chronic nephritis, which can be divided into macroscopic hematuria and microscopic hematuria. Hematuria with the naked eye is visible to the naked eye, with a urine color resembling meat washing water, cloudy and red in color. Some children may have blood streaks or clots in their urine; Microscopic hematuria can only be observed under a microscope, with more than one red blood cell count per high-power field of view. Hematuria is the most common symptom in most pediatric patients with chronic nephritis. Of course, there are many reasons for hematuria, and nephritis is just one of them. Therefore, when parents discover unexplained hematuria in children, they should seek medical attention in a timely manner. Perform relevant tests according to the doctor's advice, and if necessary, perform routine urine tests to rule out the possibility of renal hematuria.
In addition to some of the above symptoms, the following symptoms also occur: Patients with moderate or above chronic renal insufficiency often have anemia, symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and pale complexion. Patients with anemia, excluding hematological diseases, should pay attention to the presence of chronic renal insufficiency. About one-third of patients with glomerulonephritis experience elevated blood pressure, manifested as symptoms such as headaches, memory loss, and poor sleep. Patients who seek medical attention due to the above symptoms and experience elevated blood pressure must undergo routine urine tests, especially young patients. The acute attacks of patients with acute and chronic glomerulonephritis are often associated with infections such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, upper respiratory tract, and skin. Therefore, when suffering from the above infectious diseases, urine routine should be checked.
After the above introduction, patients' parents should have a certain understanding of the early symptoms of chronic nephritis in children. We hope that parents can understand the child, timely detect the occurrence of these symptoms, prevent the deterioration of the condition, and bring pain to the child. We hope to recover as soon as possible!