What is Bartter Syndrome?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the condition known as Bartter syndrome is caused by a defect in the kidneys’ ability to reabsorb sodium. People affected by Bartter syndrome lose too much sodium through the urine. This loss of sodium causes a rise in the level of the hormone aldosterone, and makes the kidneys remove too much potassium from the body, a condition known as potassium wasting. Bartter Syndrome can also result in an abnormal acid balance in the blood called hypokalemic alkalosis, which causes too much calcium in the urine.
There are 5 gene defects known to be associated with Bartter syndrome. The condition is present at birth (congenital).
Signs and symptoms may include:
- Rate of weight gain is much lower than that of other children of similar age and gender
- Needing to urinate more often than usual
- Low blood pressure
- Kidney stones
Muscle cramping and weakness
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