Kidneys are the bean shaped organs of the body that help in flushing out the waste and excess fluid out of the body. The kidneys pass the waste through urine with the help of the bladder. Most kidney infection is caused by germs coming from our own bowel. The infection causes no harm if they stay in the bowel but may cause infection reaching to other parts of the body. These bacteria travel to the tube which passes urine from the urethra into the bladder. Kidney infection in men is also known as urinary tract infection (UTI) which can affect one or both the kidneys. If an immediate treatment is not given, it can eventually lead to kidney failure.
Reasons for kidney infection
There are many reasons that can develop the risk of kidney infection in men. The causes include:
- An enlarged prostate can result in slowing the down the bladder from emptying.
- Bladder or kidney problems can lead to increase in the bladder. Kidney stones and conditions can cause urine to pool and drain properly
- A urinary catheter is an alternate way of passing urine in different medical circumstances. It is the most common cause of urine infection that develops in hospital
- A poor immune system can increase the risk of infection including urine infection
Common symptoms and signs
Kidney infection is a fast progressive disease which starts showing symptoms in no time. The most common signs visible in kidney infection in men are:
- Increase in the frequency of urine
- Painful urination
- Cloudy, bloody or smelly urine
- High or mild temperature
- Pain in the abdomen
- Nausea and vomit
- Feeling fatigue and sickness
Diagnostic and treatment for kidney infection in men
There are certain tests that a person should take if the above symptoms prevail for long. An examination of the prostate gland by examining the back passage, a blood test to check the level of protein and creatinine, an ultrasound scan for the bladder, an X-ray for kidney stones.
The most common allopathic solution for kidney infection in men is a long course of prescribed antibiotic medicines like paracetamol or ibuprofen. If the infection spread to kidneys in extreme situation, a patient may opt for dialysis. However, it doesn’t cure the kidney problems but rather provides a temporary solution.
Ayurveda has proven to cure kidney infection more efficiently with the help of natural elements and pre historic tested techniques. Ayurvedic medicines are made out of unrefined herbs which not only reduce the inflammation but also reverse the kidney failure symptoms. The herbs are completely natural and have no side effects on other organs.
Karma Ayurveda is one of the best centers for Ayurvedic Treatment in Asia. It was started in 1937 and is now headed by the 5th generation of the Dhawan family, Dr. Puneet Dhawan. He has gained years of experience in treating kidney and liver patients with the help of natural herbs and techniques. He has created a brand name for Karma Ayurveda with his excellence in Ayurvedic medicines and dietary advice.