مستشفى سليمان الحبيب التخصصي بالخبرطريق الملك فهد ، البندرية ، الخبر 34423 ، المملكة العربية السعودية, الخبر
Nephrocalcinosis is a kidney disorder in which an excess of calcium deposited in the kidneys. It is common in premature babies and in most cases, both kidneys are affected. Nephrocalcinosis is related to kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), although it is not the same disease.
In many cases nephrocalcinosis doesn’t cause any early symptoms; in other cases, it is detected due to that is causing the disorder. However, people who, in addition to nephrocalcinosis, suffer from symptoms of an underlying condition kidney stones may have:
In addition, late symptoms of nephrocalcinosis may be associated with chronic renal failure.
Nephrocalcinosis can be caused by a number of disorders that cause elevated calcium levels in the blood. Examples include:
In addition, other causes include:
Nephrocalcinosis can only be prevented by correctly treating those disorders related to high levels of calcium in the kidney. If these conditions are treated early, they can help prevent nephrocalcinosis.
Nephrocalcinosis treatment aims to reduce the symptoms and prevent more calcium from building up in the kidneys. In this way, it will include methods to reduce the levels of calcium, phosphate and oxalate in the blood and urine. These methods include changing the diet or taking certain medications and vitamin supplements. Treatment will also be directed at the underlying condition that is causing nephrocalcinosis