Doctors for Bartter Syndrome in Chickballapur, Hubli-Dharwad
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Bartter Syndrome is a rare inherited defect that affects the kidneys. A group of kidney disorders that cause an imbalance of potassium, sodium, chloride and related molecules in the body are the causes of this syndrome. The symptoms include constipation, growth failure, increased urination, low blood pressure, kidney stone, muscle cramping and weakness.
HOW IS BARTTER SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Bartter syndrome is diagnosed in the following ways: 1) Identification of characteristic symptoms 2) Analysis of patient history 3) Clinical evaluation and a variety of specialised tests including blood tests to determine serum electrolyte levels and urine tests to determine the presence of prostaglandin E2 and urine electrolytes. Molecular genetic testing, which detects mutations in specific genes known to cause the Bartter syndrome, can confirm a diagnosis.
HOW IS BARTTER SYNDROME TREATED?
The Nephrologist will prescribe slightly higher levels of sodium and potassium in the diet of the patient, as well as medication like Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory drugs. These are especially beneficial for those suffering from neonatal Bartter Syndrome. Medicines to prevent excess potassium loss may also be prescribed.
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Chronic vomiting can also point at the presence of this ailment in the body.