World Kidney Day: Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (Infographic)
850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. World Kidney Day raises awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and informs the world about ways to prevent kidney disease.
We have compiled the following infographic to share awareness of chronic kidney disease in children. The infographic includes World Kidney Day insights, practical tips on the importance of nutrition for kidney function, and common symptoms of chronic kidney disease in children.
World Kidney Day: Chronic Kidney Disease in Children
Spotting Signs of Kidney Disease in Children
Common symptoms include:
- Swelling and/or puffiness around the eyes, feet, and ankles
- Frequent urination or, in children 5 years or older, prolonged bedwetting
- Stunted or poor growth, as compared to similar age group peers
- Loss of appetite and chronic nausea
- Frequent severe headaches from high blood pressure
- Anemia and pallor from decreased red blood cell production
Chronic Kidney Disease in Children: Resources for Parents
Tips on How to Keep Kidneys Healthy For All Parents
World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. Getting kids involved in making healthy choices is important for every family. Here are a few tips for kidney health:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid caffeine.
- Educate kids about the dangers of smoking.
- Educate kids about the importance of healthy food choices.
- Encourage kids to get active and participate in daily exercise.
- Talk to your child’s health care team before making dietary changes.
How can you help on World Kidney Day? Visit www.worldkidneyday.org, share this post or share your experience to help spread awareness of kidney health and Chronic Kidney Disease in children.
Making a Difference for Families Impacted by Childhood Chronic Illness
CoachArt offers free art and athletic lessons to chronically ill children and their siblings between the ages of 5-18 in Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego. If your child has been diagnosed with a chronic condition, we invite you to fill out a student eligibility form or get in touch to learn if CoachArt is right for your child.
Ways to Help
Do you have an artistic or athletic skill you would like to share with a child impacted by chronic illness? Become a CoachArt Volunteer.