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Treating UTI Promptly To Prevent Kidney Disease

Date:2018-11-30 click:0
UTI is the abbreviation of urinary tract infection, which happens when bacteria get into the urinary system. The result is redness and pain in the urethra, painful urination, urinary frequency and urgency. If the infection is not treated promptly, the bacteria can travel up to the kidneys and cause kidney disease called pyelonephritis.

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According to the statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 7 Americans has kidney disease. And the rate is higher than previously estimated. The findings, based on 2011-2014 statistics, should “serve as a warning bell that a major public health challenge is right in front of our eyes and more must be done to address it,” Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation, said in a news release from the group.
Chronic kidney disease occurs when the kidneys are damaged or can't filter blood as well as healthy kidneys. As a result, the body retains excess fluid and waste from the blood, which can cause other health problems. However, about 96 percent of those with early kidney disease don’t know they have it. Longino added that leaders in the health care industry need to make kidney disease a priority so as to have earlier diagnosis and better long-term outcomes.   
According to the CDC study, women are more likely than men to develop chronic kidney disease (16 percent versus 13 percent). In fact, women also gets UTI more often than man. This may be because women have a shorter urethra, which may make it easier for bacteria reach the bladder. 
To prevent kidney diseases, it’s important to treat UTI promptly since it is a risk factor. At present, western medicine like antibiotics are commonly used for treating UTI. However, as bacteria like E. coli has shown drug resistance to some of antibiotics, these medicines become ineffective in some cases.
Recent years, a new treatment option called Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is being used for treating UTI. This medicine treats the infection effectively with high patient satisfaction. It is a herbal medicine that contains more than fifty types of natural herbs. The herbal prescription has no drug resistance and won’t cause kidney and liver damages. 
Except for UTI, risk factors for kidney disease also include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history. Therefore, it’s necessary to pay more attention to kidney health if one has these issues.