When kidney diseases have emerged as common health problem, leading kidney specialists at a discussion have warned that dehydration caused by diarrhea and vomiting may lead to acute kidney failure.
As children frequently are affected by diarrhea or vomiting, they are more vulnerable to acute kidney injury, they told the discussion titled “Kidney diseases: children” at Rajuk Uttara Model College in the city on Wednesday.
As part of the massive awareness campaign, Save Life Foundation and Gift Live Foundation jointly organized the discussion to make the students aware of kidney ailment. President of Bangladesh Kidney Foundation Prof Harun-or-Rashid said body rapidly losses excessive water, when someone is affected by diarrhea and vomiting, which cause acute kidney failure.
“Diarrhea can cause or worsen kidney failure. There have been many reports about renal failure after serious diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, the whole body’s effective blood volume will experience sharp decline. Blood flow to the kidneys will be suddenly reduced and cause hypoperfusion in the kidneys,” he added .
Diarrhea can cause dehydration, electrolyte disorders, malnutrition and disturbed internal environment, he said adding as a result, kidneys will be impaired and kidney functions will be lost and kidney failure will occur.