How to recognise signs of kidney disease in your child

Kidney disease is not easy to detect. Symptoms occur
relatively late and are often ambiguous. Almost no symptoms
appear until the kidneys begin to function at half their normal
capacity.

Be alert: Children are often still unable to express clearly how they feel

Your pediatrician is your first point of contact for all questions

If you want to be sure that your child’s kidneys and urinary
tract have no malformations, kidney screening can be a good
idea. This ultrasound examination can be carried out from four
months of age.

Possible syntoms of kidney disease in children

  • Swollen legs, feet, joints or hands
  • Blood in the urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Paleness, apathy or irritability
  • Feeling unwell, nausea and vomiting
  • Increased thirst and frequent need to use the toilet

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