It is usually difficult for parents to deal with such illness but, fortunately, RTA can be treated effectively by treating the underlying cause. Our doctors at the Children's Hospital Services at The Aga Khan University Hospital are extremely capable and they are committed to providing your child with quality healthcare, all the while ensuring their comfort.
The first course of action against RTA would be to restore the acid-base balance in the bloodstream. To help lower the acid concentration in the blood, the doctor may prescribe alkaline medications, to be taken in frequent doses. Frequent doses are administered to ensure that the symptoms cease to exist.
RTA due to other diseases or usage of certain medications is treated by treating the underlying cause or discontinuing the use of the medications, respectively.
Some children with type 1 and type 4 RTA can outgrow the disease by the time they reach three to four years of age. Others may have this disease for the remainder of their lives, especially if it is due to a genetic disorder. However, by taking regular medications, these children can continue to lead a normal healthy life.