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Can PKD Patients Have Urinary Tract Infection

2014-03-28 03:18| Font Size A A A

Can PKD Patients Have Urinary Tract InfectionFor Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, they are no strangers to back pain, high blood pressure, blood in urine or kidney stones, etc. However, can they have urinary tract infection?

Before answering the aforesaid questions, let’s learn something about PKD. As a life-threatening disorder, it usually runs in families. Besides, it is characterized by various sizes of cysts on both of the kidneys. With age, the fluid-filled sac will become bigger and bigger, later the enlarged kidneys will interfere with normal function. In advanced stage, it will develop into kidney failure, in which dialysis or kidney transplantation may be needed to expand the survival periods of patients.

Urinary tract infection, or UTI, refers to infections caused by bacterial that reached the bladder, kidneys or the cysts. To be honest, both men and women have urinary tract infection. Relatively speaking, it is commonly seen in women, as their urethra is short.

And the causes of UTI are associated with enlarged cysts or kidneys stones. For this reason, various bacteria and virus will deposit in the urinary tract, resulting in burning urination, fever, chill, back or flank pain and so on.

Generally, urine culture is needed to figure out the the exact type and amount of bacteria. Then antibiotics will be prescribed by the doctors to minimize the discomforts. However, the underling cause still exists.

To obtain better therapeutic effects, the most important step is to shrink the cysts gradually. Due to this, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is highly recommended. In addition to shrinking cysts, it can also help improve kidney function. So, why don’t have a try?

With both early and effective treatment, urinary tract infection in PKD can be well treated. If you want to learn more about this, please leave us message renal-disease@hotmail.com. Best wishes!



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