Know about treatment of Proteinuria, Orthostatic
Proteinuria in children and treating kidney problem in kids.
Treatment of Proteinuria
Normally, there is a small amount of protein present
in the urine. However, when the amount of protein present in the urine,
rises to higher than normal amounts, the condition is termed as
proteinuria. The protein present often, causes the urine to become
foamy. Talking about Orthostatic Proteinuria', it is generally a term
given to Proteinuria, due to upright position. It usually occurs in
older children, because some proteins get into the urine of the child,
when he or she is standing up or is in the upright position and is quite
active. These children generally have no kidney damage. However, doctor
do assess the condition by checking 2 urine samples in separate
containers - one collected in the morning just after the child gets up
(which normally should have no proteins) and the second collected
throughout the day (which can have small amount of proteins). The
treatment of proteinuria depends upon the amount of protein excreted and
also on the cause of occurrence. Given below are some ways to treat
Treating Orthostatic Proteinuria in Children
- Usually, no treatment is needed as orthostatic proteinuria's
effects are just too small to be taken as a risk
- In case of orthostatic proteinuria, no treatment is needed.
However, exercise can let little protein in the urine and also it
will not hurt child's kidneys. Nonetheless, do not restrict your
- It is advisable to give less salt to the child in case he or she
has some kidney problem or swelling in the kidneys.
- Increasing water consumption and healthy meals may effectively
prevent some cases of Orthostatic Proteinuria.
- Your child may be referred to nephrologists or a kidney
specialist, who may perform a kidney biopsy and treat the problem,
after the doctor confirms again by checking child's urine again to
see whether the amount of protein in the urine has gone down. If the
amount remains the same or increases,
- Proteins passing into the urine cause inflammation in kidneys
that can be controlled by giving prescribed medicines to the child.
The medicine is generally prescribed are at higher dose in the
beginning. However, with time, the dose reduces, along with the
swelling in kidneys.
- The low dose for the child may be required to be continued for
months or even years, according to the severity of the condition.
- Since bacteria can grow in urine at room temperature, it is
advisable to keep the urine container in a refrigerator, during the
collection and before you deliver it to the lab.
- It is very important to follow doctor's instructions carefully
and get regular checkups done to treat this medical condition.