Doctors for Bartter Syndrome in Clement Town, Dehradun
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Bartter Syndrome is usually inherited genetically. This is a defect that affects the thick ascending limb that lies in the loop of Henle. Its symptoms include low potassium levels as well as low blood pressure. It can also lead to an increase in the alkalosis or pH level of the blood. The two types of Bartter Syndrome include neonatal and classic.
HOW IS BARTTER SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The Nephrologist or General Physician will usually conduct a physical examination and various lab tests. These tests will seek to ascertain low levels of magnesium and calcium in the urine as well as traces of excess water pills or diuretics.
HOW IS BARTTER SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment methods for Bartter Syndrome are: • Administering sodium and potassium supplements • Aldosterone antagonists and diuretic spironolactone • Indomethacin for decreasing prostaglandin excretion • Growth hormone for short stature
DID YOU KNOW?
Early diagnosis may improve growth and neuro intellectual development in infants