In women, the urethra is much shorter,than men, so the infection spreads faster and pyelonephritis occurs much more frequently. During pregnancy increases the uterus compresses the upper urinary tract - the flow of urine is disturbed and there is inflammation. The men may be caused by pyelonephritis urolithiasis, prostatic adenoma, narrowing of the urethra, chronic prostatitis.
Symptoms of pyelonephritis
Acute pyelonephritis starts suddenly: the patient's temperature rises, there is a constant dull pain in the lumbar region. In some cases, these symptoms are added the phenomenon of cystitis - stinging when urinating, frequent urge to it. On palpation (feeling) you will notice that one or both kidneys increased in size. The patient undergoes periodic bouts of fever and severe pain on the affected side. If left untreated pyelonephritis, he will inevitably go into the chronic form.
In chronic pyelonephritis twingesIt is not as painful, but the infection is always present in the kidney, and kidney tissue is continuously suffering from the damaging effects of harmful bacteria. This can subsequently lead to renal failure.
Diagnosis of pyelonephritis
Most often the initial diagnosisenough urine under a microscope - find out the number of leukocytes, their increase indicates the presence of inflammation. When it was found an increased content of leukocytes in urine, it is necessary to find out what kind of bacteria caused inflammation.
To do this, produce urine culture in a favorableenvironment for the development of bacteria and after a while the bacteria that caused pyelonephritis, grow at sowing. If the doctor suspects a patient urolithiasis may require additional tests - X-rays of the kidneys, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging.
Treatment of pyelonephritis
Depending on the bacteria causedinflammation, antibiotics are appointed, usually gentamicin. long course of antibiotics - from two to six weeks. Sometimes it is very difficult to expel the infection of the urinary tract, and even after a course of antibiotics in the urine stored leukocytes. In such cases, the doctor prescribes an antibiotic which can be administered once a day for long periods - up to one year.
But if the patient's immune system was quitestrong, then leukocytes in urine lost. In this case, you need only to carry out special treatment to prevent re-infection. It is very effective in this regard, herbal therapy. There are various herbal preparations, using which you can fully rehabilitate the affected kidney.
Here are some examples for drug chargestreatment of pyelonephritis. The fruits of juniper - 1 tablespoon, licorice root - 1 tablespoon fruit horsetail - 1 dess. spoon, leaves of bearberry - 1 dess. spoon, lingonberry leaves - 1 tbsp. a spoon. All the ingredients you need to chop, mix. To prepare the therapeutic infusion take 2 tbsp. spoon collection and pour 0.5 liters of boiling water. the infusion should be insisted for 12 hours, after which it must be taken 3 times a day for 1/3 cup. admission Course - 2-3 months.
Another recipe: birch leaves - 1 tbsp. spoon, black currant leaves - 1 tbsp. spoon fruits of juniper - 1st. spoon, hop cones - 1 tbsp. spoon, two Art. spoons of bearberry leaves, cranberries, plantain, nettle - 3 tbsp. spoons, rose hips - 4 tbsp. spoons, strawberry leaves, horsetail herb - 6 Art. spoons. All the ingredients are crushed, then prepared and applied infusion - as in the previous recipe.
There are many other recipes, but the principle ofCooking is one - in any renal collecting included bearberry leaves, leaves cranberries - these herbs are most beneficial effect on the kidneys. In renal charges also include nettles, dandelion, series, pine buds, oregano, the fruits of mountain ash, St. John's wort, wormwood herb, grass knotweed (ordinary kitchen herbs), birch buds, grass motherwort and others. Many do not believe in herbal treatments, but regular intake of herbal within six months after acute pyelonephritis completely solves the problem of the kidneys.
The only problem is that in order to achieve a stablethe effect should drink herbs continually, despite the rapid improvement of the patient. If the patient will overcome their own laziness and be disciplined to drink herbal (as it is not easy, since all the charges have kidney disgusting bitter taste), then surely beat the disease.
When pyelonephritis can use differentSupplements based on medicinal herbs. Use it or not - a private matter. However, it is recommended to use beware unknown dietary supplements, it is better to buy in the drugstore necessary herbs and cook your own collection.
Kidneys - a filter of our body and to facilitate their work during treatment the patient strictly forbidden to drink alcohol. The preferred diet of vegetables, soups, cereals, lean meat.
The consequences of pyelonephritis
Pyelonephritis never goes unnoticed. In very rare cases, a person is sick pyelonephritis once in a lifetime, most often affected by kidney reminiscent of a periodic exacerbations of the disease. Therefore, treatment of pyelonephritis delayed for many years.
The worst consequence of pyelonephritis isthe gradual development of renal failure. Pyelonephritis causes gradual destruction of kidney tissue, causing renal function gradually taper off - this is renal failure. This can be avoided if you follow all the doctor's advice and treatment for as long as required. Note: pyelonephritis is curable, but treatment process may take at least six months.