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Health Care and Nursing for Paediatric Nephropathy Patients

2014-10-07 16:05| Font Size A A A

Health Care and Nursing for Paediatric Nephropathy PatientsChildren with kidney disease may suffer from numerous symptoms which not only make children uncomfortable, but also upset their parents. Nephrologist who work in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital, China recommend “health care and nursing for paediatric nephropathy patients”.

Paediatric nephropathy is characterized by the increase of glomerular basement membrane’s permeability and the clinical manifestations include massive proteinuria, hypoproteinemia, hypercholesteremia, obvious and server swelling and abnormal renal function and so on. In order to control these symptoms well and prevent he further kidney damage, kidney disease experts suggest parents to do the following things for their children who are diagnosed with kidney disease.

1. Guarantee the rest time and avoid fatigue.

Children’ self-discipline ability is very poor and they are easy to play overtime or they are likely to suffer from sleep insufficiency. Therefore, parents should pay more attention to their children’s rest time and try to get more sufficient rest for their children.

2. Avoid eating too much sodium

When parents are cooking, it is important to master and control amount of sodium, especially for children with high blood pressure and server swelling. Steamed bread and soda biscuits also contains a large amount of sodium. Therefore, children should limit or avoid eating this kind of food. Children are suggest to take some fruits and vegetables to supply vitamins.

3. General nursing for Paediatric Nephropathy patients

- Rest.

- Diet. (guarantee heat, protein intake should be controlled within 2g/kg.)

- Skin care (avoid trauma, infections and rash or itching)

- Observe the changes of swelling

- Prevent infections

In addition to the mentioned above, the doctors may also suggest to adopt hormonotherapy. The common usage of medicines is the prednisone. However, if children use this medicines for a long time, it will induce some side effects. In order to prevent this condition, at our center point, we recommend the natural remedies such as Medicated Bath, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Circle Therapy, etc. Any follow-up questions, please email to or leave a message below and we are glad to help you.

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