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Can Urinary Tract Infection Be Caused By PKD

2014-03-18 10:54

Can Urinary Tract Infection Be Caused By PKDUrinary tract infections (UTIs) are common among people with ADPKD, and are a particular problem for women. This problem should be taken seriously, because frequent UTIs may worsen kidney function in people with ADPKD. Then how does urinary tract infection happen in ADPKD?

The causes of urinary tract infection

A UTI occurs when bacteria infect the urinary tract. And the urinary tract consists of: the kidneys, the ureters, the bladders and the urethra.

Urinary tract infection is a particular problem in PKD patients. This is because the cysts in the kidneys will interfere with the normal flow of urine, and even delays in the flow increase your chance of infection. Also kidney cysts can make infections more likely by altering the tissues of the kidneys.

Besides, some people with ADPKD frequently have UTIs, often from the same germ, which may be due to persistent infection in a cyst, a kidney stone, inadequate fluid intake and reinfection during sexual intercourse for women. And when you have urinary tract infection, you may have the following symptoms:

The common symptoms of UTI include:

1. When you urinate, you may have pain or a burning sensation.

2. You have an urgent need to piss but often with small amounts of urine.

3. You may experience fever, chills and back pain when there is infection in the kidneys.

The treatment for urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection should be treated promptly with appropriate antibiotics. Antibiotics can alleviate the symptoms temporarily and after a period, the symptoms will relapse. And if long-term use of antibiotics which cannot treat ADPKD from the root, it may be more likely to cause serious kidney damages. For this reason, Micro-Chinese medicine osmotherapy in our hospital of China is proven to have outstanding effects on treating PKD. The ingredients in Chinese medicines can shrink kidney cysts, prevent infection and restore damaged kidney tissues, thus improving kidney function. As long as the infection is blocked, urinary tract infection can be alleviated effectively.

Our specialized kidney disease hospital has rich experience in treating Polycystic kidney disease(PKD) and have treated patients from more than 200 countries. If you would like to know further information of Micro-Chinese medicine osmotherapy, you can send your message to kidneycares@hotmail.com or directly talk with our online experts.

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