What do you understand by Kidney Infection?
Kidney infection can be brought on by either bacteria or viruses. When bacteria or viruses get access to the kidneys, mainly through the urinary tract, they can cause a kidney infection. Kidney infections can damage either one or both of the kidneys. Kidney infections are a kind of urinary tract infections (UTI).
Symptoms Observe During Kidney Infection-
- Experiencing nausea and vomiting.
- Pain in the lower back, on one or both sides, or in the groin.
- Urinating more frequently than usual
- Feeling like you have to urinate even if you just went
- urinating causes pain or burning
- Blood or pus in your urine (thick, white or yellow liquid)
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
How can I tell if I have a Kidney Infection?
- Urine tests to detect bacteria or other infection-related markers, such as white blood cells, in the urine.
- Blood tests
- X-ray, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) scans are used to examine the kidneys.
- Rectal examination for males, the doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the anus to determine if the prostate gland is enlarged and obstructing the flow of urine.
Prevention From Kidney Infection-
You may reduce your risk of developing a kidney infection by:
- Drinking in a lot of water
- Urinate whenever you feel the need.
- Urinating after having intercourse
- Women should wipe from the front to the back after using the restroom. This prevents bacteria from the vagina or anus from entering the urethra.
- Avoid using deodorant sprays or douches in the vaginal region.
- Getting treated for constipation. Constipation is not a symptom of a kidney infection, but it might raise your risk of having bacteria in your urinary tract by making it difficult to completely empty your bladder.