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Why Pregnant Women Are More Likely to Experience Pyelonephritis

2013-10-23 10:38| Font Size A A A

Pregnancy is both a happy and painful thing in a woman’s life. While enjoy the happiness of being mum, they also have to suffer all kinds of discomfort bring by pregnant. Pyelonephritis is a common symptom among them. Since it is so, why pregnant women are more likely to experience pyelonephritis?

Following is a list for the main causes:

1. Low resistance during pregnancy

During pregnancy period, uterus press intestinal canal make the resistance reduced. It would increase the incidence of gingivitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis media, and rhinitis. The bacteria in lesions can spread to the urinary system through blood circulation, and lead to pyelonephritis eventually. Therefore, nutrition supply and appropriate exercise are effective measures to prevent pyelonephritis for pregnant women. (Please contact free online expert to get more points about resistance improving)

2. The change of ureter

Ureter of women will expanse by the influence of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy. Ureter expansion often makes urine etained in the renal pelvis and ureter. They provide conditions and hotbed for the growth of bacteria.

3. Constipation

Constipation is another factor which can lead to pyelonephritis during pregnancy. Uterine extrusion to intestine can cause constipation. Thus, the bacterium from large intestine is easy to enter ureter, bladder, urethra and renal pelvis through intestinal canal. Therefore, pregnant women should take more fruits and vegetables during pregnancy to avoid constipation which could cause pyelonephritis.

4. Personal hygiene

Due to the special structure of women's genitals and short urethra which is only 3 ~ 4 centimeters, the bacterium is easy to enter urinary tract and uplink to renal pelvis if patients do not pay attention to personal hygiene. Therefore, it is important to have a good personal hygiene, as well as sexual health.

In order to have a healthy baby and a happy family, everybody should pay more attention on these aspects in daily life. If you are infected with pyelonephritis unfortunately, don't worry, a timely manner to a professional hospital is the key point.

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