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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Is Cherry Juice Good for Kidney Infection

2014-07-07 02:00

Is Cherry Juice Good for Kidney InfectionKidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a specific type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that generally begins in your urethra or bladder and travels up into your kidneys. Women are easier to get kidney faction. Infections require antibiotic treatment. However, cherry juice and black cherry juice in particular may be able to help alleviate symptoms when taken with an antibiotic. Talk to your doctor prior to using cherry juice or any other alternative medicine treatment for a kidney infection.

Kidney infection symptom

At the first stage, many clear-cut symptoms when it comes to a bladder infection, such as frequent urge to urinate while voiding little at a time. Urination is likely to be painful and accompanied by foul-smelling urine and cloudy or blood-colored urine. You may experience pelvic or abdominal pain. For severe bladder infections, chills, nausea and vomiting may occur.

How to relieve kidney infection?

Drinking plenty of fluids until your symptoms clear can help you relieve kidney infection. Fluids can help to naturally flush your urinary system of bacteria. Fluids can also help to dilute your urine, which makes urination much less painful. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends consuming six to eight glasses a day with a bladder infection. Cherry juice along with cranberry juice, blueberries and other berry fruits help prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of your bladder. Cherry juice is an antioxidant. The University of Michigan Health System indicates you should consume 4 to 10 ounces of antioxidant juices on a daily basis to help treat and prevent bladder infections.

When it becomes worse and has affected kidneys, kidney infection occurs. There will be some some other symptoms occur, such as proteinuria, hematuria, kidney pain, high blood pressure, or swelling. Kidney infection is caused by lost kidney function and reduced GFR (glomerular filtration rate). The effects of cherry juice on kidney infection is the same as bladder infection.

However, you cannot only depend on certain kind of food or drink to treat renal disease. Medical treatment is very essential in case of progression. For that purpose, you can consult our experts online.

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