how can you cure acute pylonephritis

Pyelonephritis is the infection of the nephrons, which are the functional units of the kidneys. The prime cause of the condition is bacterial infection, the causal organism primarily being E.coli. Other causes of pyelonephritis are structural abnormalities of urinary tract, prostate enlargement (in males), kidney stones, other infections of the bladder, and surgery of urinary tract.

Some of the symptoms of pyelonephritis are an urge to frequent urination, painful urination, fever, nausea, vomiting, appearance of blood and pus in urine, and severe inflammation of kidneys.

Some of the home remedies that are an effective cure for pyelonephritis are as follows:

  • Intake of cranberry juice is the most effective remedy to cure kidney infections, including pyelonephritis.
  • You must consume a lot of water, eight to ten glasses a day. It would help flush out toxins and bacteria from kidneys and bladder, relieving the affliction.
  • Another treatment for pyelonephritis is to consume foods rich in vitamin C; some such foods are citrus fruits, guava, salmon, dairy products, and almonds.
  • You must keep the genitals clean. You may pour hot water in a bucket and mix some baking powder to it. Place the lower end of the body on the bucket and let the steam cleanse the system.
  • You must refrain from consuming alcohol while suffering from pyelonephritis.
  • You must consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment of the affliction as you cannot rely only on home remedies.

answered by M W

What are the causes and symptoms

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the nephrons, which are the structural and functional units of the kidneys. It is the inflammation of kidneys, caused by infection of E. coli bacteria. Besides this there are a number of other causes of Pyelonephritis and it is important that we are aware of them so as to stay away from the condition. Some of the other reasons that you could be affected by this condition include:

  • An enlargement of prostate glands (in males),
  • Abnormalities of urinary tract
  • Infections of the bladder
  • Kidney stones
  • Surgery of urinary tract.
As soon as you are affected by Pyelonephtitis there are certain symptoms that would become very prominent. These signs and symptoms could also point out to other conditions and therefore it is necessary to get the right diagnosis done by your doctor. Some of the major signs and symptoms of pyelonephritis include
  • Severe inflammation of the kidneys and the abdominal region,
  • Frequent and painful urination,
  • Appearance of pus and blood in urine,
  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting
  • Fever.

It is of prime importance that you consult your doctor as soon as you notice these symptoms and get the right diagnosis done so as to avoid other major complications that could arise.

answered by G R

Are there any natural remedies?

Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection, which is characterized by inflammation of kidneys or the nephrons in the kidneys. The causes and symptoms of Pyelonephritis could create havoc in your life if not treated in time. There are different home treatment options to help you with this problem. Some of the natural remedies for kidney infection including pyelonephritis are as under:

  • One of the most effective and proven home remedies for kidney infections is the intake of cranberry juice, which helps relieve the symptoms of pyelonephritis.
  • Consumption of water in ample quantity helps flush out harmful microbes as well as toxins from the urinary tract and kidneys. Drink at least ten to twelve glasses of water a day.
  • You must consume foods rich in vitamin C; these include citrus foods, dairy products, guava, salmon, and almonds, among others.
  • You may pour some hot water in a bucket and add a pinch of baking soda to it. Now place the lower part of your body on the bucket for the steam to cleanse the genitals and urinary tract.

Other than these home remedies, you must consult a doctor for expert advice as you cannot treat kidney infections with home remedies alone. Medical diagnosis and treatment is a must to avoid complications.

answered by A S

What are the complications of pyelonephritis?

Pyelonephritis is a type of kidney infection caused by inflammation of the nephrons (nephrons are the structural and functional units of the kidneys) by bacterial infection, primarily E. coli. It may also be caused by surgery of the bladder, other bladder infections, kidney stones, and structural malfunctions of the urinary tract and bladder. Since this condition is related to the kidneys and affects it directly, it is important to know that there are a number of complications that could result from this condition. It is necessary that you pay careful attention to the symptoms that you experience and take effective steps treat this condition, before it begins to grow to be even more complicated. Some of the complications of pyelonephritis in both adults and children include:

  • Kidney abscesses (formation and aggregation of pus in and around kidneys),
  • Kidney failure, and other kidney diseases, which could disrupt the normal excretory process.
  • Stomach pain,
  • Vomiting,
  • Nausea and fever,
  • Loss of appetite

Pyelonephritis is more common in adults than in children. Besides these there are other complications that the person may also experience including bleeding in the process of urination and frequent urination. It is therefore important that you consult a pediatrician for expert advice on the cure of pyelonephritis.

answered by S D

Pyelonephritis is one of the most common kidney infection accompanied by inflammation, caused by invading microorganism. Cure centers around the strain of infecting bacteria. Patients have to be hospitalised in the initial stages itself. In severe cases, surgery might also be the need of the hour.

answered by r k

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