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Treatment for Enlarged Kidney in Children

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-04-10 10:01

The size of the kidneys correlates with the height.The normal size of of the kidneys can be estimated using a simple mathematical formula based on your child’s height.However,sometimes, enlarged kidney in children is reported.What are the causes of the condition? What is the treatment for enlarged kidney in children?

Enlarged kidney in children can be attributable to a variety of causes. So the treatments will also be different.The treatment for enlarged kidney should be based on the causes.

Ureter obstruction

Ureter obstruction is one of the causes of enlarged kidney and can occur only on one side or both of sides. It is most frequently caused by a ureter on one side not connecting to the bladder properly.The obstruction can hold back the urine to enlarge the kidney. If left untreated, the increased pressure in kidneys can cause progressive renal function deterioration and finally Kidney Failure.

The goal of ureteral obstruction treatment is to remove blockages and repair damage to the ureters and kidneys.Surgery is a common treatment for enlarged kidney in children in this condition.

Acute pyelonephritis

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidneys,which can be caused by a urinary tract infection or by an infection in the bloodstream.Antibiotics are usually prescribed to control the infection.However,if the kidney function has been affected, more aggressive treatment should be used to protect the kidney and improve renal function.

Polycystic kidney disease

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disorder in which numerous cysts develop in kidneys.As the cysts grow, they will enlarge the kidneys,thus resulting in enlarged kidney in children.If left uncontrolled,the patients can develop kidney failure.

There is no such an effective treatment for PKD in traditional western medicine. The patients have no choice unless the kidneys fail. In Chinese medicine, there are more treatment options like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, medicated bath, etc. They can stop the disease progression into kidney failure completely.

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