Low Water Drinkers Have a Higher Risk of Developing Urinary Tract Infection

Low Water Drinkers Have a Higher Risk of Developing Urinary Tract Infection
Low Water Drinkers Have a Higher Risk of Developing Urinary Tract Infection

"Kidney inflammation" or "kidney infection", which is known as a urinary tract infection among the people, can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Saying that the effects of kidney inflammation are usually caused by bacteria and viruses, Anadolu Health Center Internal Diseases and Nephrology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Enes Murat Atasoy said, “The majority of the bacteria that cause kidney infection are microorganisms that are found in the intestines and help digestion. People with congenital anomalies in their kidneys such as vesicoureteral reflux, that is, anomaly that causes the urine in the bladder to leak back towards the kidneys, kidney stones, horseshoe kidneys, undeveloped small kidneys, polycystic kidneys, people who drink less water, suffer from constipation, and hold their urine are also at a high risk of developing kidney infection. made a statement.

Anadolu Medical Center Internal Medicine and Nephrology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Enes Murat Atasoy said, “Symptoms such as pain at the beginning of the disease, change in urine, burning during urination, high fever, chills, chills, nausea and vomiting should be taken into account and followed up. If the symptoms are ignored and not treated, the infection may progress to the kidney and lead to the development of a more severe picture. If kidney infections are not treated, they can lead to the development of serious conditions such as kidney damage, kidney abscess, kidney failure and hypertension.

Women are at risk

Stating that most of the infections caused by bacteria and viruses are found in the intestines and help digestion, Internal Medicine and Nephrology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Enes Murat Atasoy said, “Especially in women, progressive genital infections can pass into the urinary tract and cause infection. When people in the risk group have symptoms at the beginning of the disease, they should see a specialist, have the necessary tests done, and receive appropriate antibiotic treatment and fluid support. When there are symptoms such as frequent urination, odor in the urine, weakness and pain in the groin, a specialist should be consulted.

Assoc. Dr. Enes Murat Atasoy listed the 7 measures to be taken for kidney health as follows:

Make sure to drink enough fluids

According to Australian and Canadian researchers, adequate fluid consumption reduces the risk of developing chronic kidney disease. According to the traditional scientific opinion, consuming 1.5-2 liters of water daily is ideal for your health, but consult your doctor for the right amount.

Adopt an active life

By doing exercises such as walking, jogging and cycling regularly, you will have a vigorous body and you can get rid of your excess weight, if any.

Check your blood sugar regularly

Diabetes ranks first among the diseases that cause chronic kidney disease. Thanks to the treatments to be applied after the early diagnosis of diabetes-related kidney damage (diabetic nephropathy), the damage to the kidneys can be reversed or its rate can be reduced.

Have your blood pressure measured

Hypertension may be a factor leading to chronic kidney disease, or it may develop as a result of kidney disease, and the progression of the disease accelerates as blood pressure remains high.

Pay attention to salt consumption and healthy eating

The World Health Organization defines the amount of salt to be taken in a day as 5 g. says it is. However, the average daily salt consumption in our country is 18 gr. is around. Do not keep salt shakers on your dining tables and flavor your meals with spices and herbs (mint, thyme, etc.).

Avoid tobacco products

Smoking causes a decrease in renal blood flow. Thus, the kidneys cannot filter sufficiently and waste materials accumulate in the body. People who smoke also have a higher risk of developing kidney cancer: 50 percent.

Do not use drugs indiscriminately

Do not use pain relievers without a doctor's prescription. These drugs can cause kidney damage, sometimes in relation to the dose and duration of use, and sometimes independently of them.

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