What are kidney infection signs?

Do you want to find out the possible causes of kidney disease? What signs must make you go to the doctor? How can you determine that you have an infectious disease of the kidneys? Read below

Kidneys in our arms

Kidneys are the natural filter of the body. During the day kidneys can filtered about 60 liters of blood and clean it of toxins. In the case of violation of work of the kidney function people can be poisoned by exhaust products of their vital functions. In addition to cleaning, kidneys solve other important problems of vital activity: maintain a normal pressure level, regulate acid-base balance and participate in the development of red blood cells. A person can live fully with one kidney but if the both kidneys are denied, there is a possibility of death.

The main function of kidneys is the excretion of water and water-soluble substances from the body (end products of metabolism). To the other functions of the kidneys relate: their involvement in the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates, kidneys are involved in the process of erythropoiesis as a major organ of generation of erythropoietin, kidneys produce biologically active substances, kidneys perform protective functions. Kidneys are one of the most important organs of the organism.

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Kidneys are very vulnerable organs, which are one of the first can be attacked by the pathogens. Signs of kidney infection are very recognizable and simple. They will be discussed in this article because for the correct and prompt treatment is very important to diagnose correctly the disease.

Possible kidney infection causes:

Obesity - components that reduce vascular tone begins to produce  with an excess of fatty tissue and the excess fat exert mechanical pressure to the kidneys, making them difficult for the work.
Fast loss of weight. Kidneys are protected with the fat capsule. Fat layer thins when a person loses weight and kidneys become  vulnerable.
Diabetes - high blood sugar increase the load to the kidneys.
Smoking and alcohol - alcohol dehydrates the body, blood thickens. It forces the kidneys to work in an emergency mode. Smoking delivers toxic substances to the body.
Supercooling is the main cause of pyelonephritis (acute inflammation). The symptoms are elevated temperature, backache and strangury. Failure compliance of personal hygiene, the abuse of spicy, fatty and smoked food lead to this disease.
Hypertension lead to  damage and malfunction of the renal vessels.

Expected kidney infection signs:

  • Color change, change of odor and the amount of urine urine output should be alerted.
  • Pains in the lower back.
  • Unexplained weakness, fatigue, headaches and fever.
  • Changes in the appearance of the patient. Patients have swelling of the face and leg in the morning, pouches under the eyes. The skin becomes pale, dry, with a yellowish tinge.
  • Dyspnea.
  • Increased blood pressure.
  • Common complaints.


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The most common infectious kidney disease

Pyelonephritis is the inflammatory kidney disease. This illness is very common because the infection often penetrates into the kidneys with the blood. The source of infection can be the inflammation in the lungs, in the gut, in the uterus. Often, inflammation of the kidneys caused by constantly being in the human body microorganisms that activated with the weakening of the immunity.

Activators of pyelonephritis can be Escherichia coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus. As for man, the infection can penetrate from the urethra, the prostate gland. Women in the sight of their physiological features can suffer from pyelonephritis more often. The result is one - an inflammatory process begins in the kidney that requires a long-term treatment.

Glomerulonephritis is the inflammatory disease too, that affects the renal tubules, glomeruli. The cause of this kidney disease can be the result of infection after transferred angina, pneumonia, scarlet fever and purulent skin diseases. Less glomerulonephritis occurs due to hypothermia, malaria, tuberculosis. The treatment of glomerulonephritis is very long, it may take the whole years.

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The diseases of the human kidney are much more plentiful. The article describes the most common kidney disease for humans. If you will not treat yourself, the disease can become chronic . You should not leave unattended the first symptoms, you must go to the doctor!

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