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Kidney Infection Treatment

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Kidney infections can be a temperamental sickness. You can catch it quickly and get rid of it very easily. This is when the home remedies are most effective. But, if you don’t catch the infection quickly, then the infection can become rather serious. This is when it is best that you use home remedies along with medical care. Your biggest mistake would to be to think you could take care of the infection with just home remedies and then assume that it has been taken care of, only to find out that it has grown worse. If you have found out that you have a kidney infection, and you are taking care of it properly, there are a few things that you can do to restrict a kidney infection:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Drink 100% cranberry juice. Make sure that it doesn’t have added sugar, it should be 100% natural. You can use added flavors; i.e. Cranberry Grape.
  • You can use cranberry pills.
  • You can use garlic pills. Garlic is a natural antibiotic.
  • You can use Echinacea pills; Echinacea is also a natural antibiotic.
  • You can drink a shot glass full of vinegar. It may taste nasty but it will work
  • Do not drink sodas.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Be careful about wearing tight fitting clothes.
  • Mix a spoonful of baking soda dissolved in a glass of water, drink this mixture three to four times a day.
  • Drink Aloe Vera juice.
  • Increase your Vitamin C intake.
  • Avoid using synthetic underwear’s and garments.

You should make sure that you take care of yourself if you have a kidney infection. Make sure that you go to the doctor and follow the medical advice he prescribes. Home remedies are only good as long as you are taking care of yourself. If you suspect a kidney infection, it is extremely important that you seek medical help. A kidney infection that has not been taken care of effectively can become very serious very quickly. Use home remedies in conjunction with medical treatment

Black Men are more at Risk of Kidney Disease Complications

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) — Among Americans diagnosed with kidney disease and high blood pressure, black men are least likely to have their blood pressure under control, which puts them at risk of life-threatening complications, a new study says.

Among people in the later stages of kidney disease, both black men and women were less likely than white men and women to have their blood pressure under control.

High blood pressure can worsen kidney disease, and some research suggests that controlling hypertension may play a major role in slowing progression of kidney disease, according to background information in the study, which looked at more than 10,000 people with kidney disease and hypertension.

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Treatment of Kidney Infection

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

For glomerulonephritis, treatment consists of rest and antibiotics for any bacterial infection. The treatment may continue for one to two weeks after tests of blood, blood pressure, and the urine indicates that the kidneys are back to normal. Sodium and protein may be restricted.

For pyelonephritis, the most important measures are to eliminate the bacteria with antibiotics given orally or intravenously and to correct any obstruction. When obstruction cannot be eliminated and recurrent infections persist, then long-term antibiotic therapy may be required.

Symptoms & Diagnosis of Kidney Infection

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Symptoms of Kidney Infection:
Symptoms and signs of acute glomerulonephritis are often vague and ill-defined. On the other hand, symptoms associated with pyelonephritis are often acute with fever, chills, back ache, and nausea.

Diagnosis of Kidney Infection:
Glomerulonephritis is diagnosed through tests of kidney function and determinig if protein is being passed in the urine.

Pyelonephritis is diagnosed by means of assessment of the clinical history (fever, chills, back pain) and clinical exam (tenderness over the involved kidney). Definitive evidence is obtained by means of culturing the offending organism from the urine.