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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.

Management of Urinary Tract Infection in Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-05-09 14:43

Clinical statistic reveals Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) affects about 50% to 70% Polycystic Kidney Disease patients for which an effective management is urgently needed, as frequent urinary tract infection may spread to kidney and worsen kidney condition.

Women with Polycystic Kidney Disease are always running a high risk for urinary tract infection because of the special physical structure, so early prevention and effective management is more important for female patients.

How to prevent urinary tract infection with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

The following tips will help Polycystic Kidney Disease patients to lower their risk for urinary tract infection.

1. Pay attention to private health and change underwear frequently.

2. Drink plenty of fluid, especially water and this will help to flush bacterium out of the urinary tract.

3. Wipe from front to back after urinating or defecating

4. Empty bladder after intercourse and then drink some water

5. Do not keep a full bladder for a long time.

Management of urinary tract infection in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease patients suffer from urinary tract infection easily because of their kidney problem. Once being diagnosed with urianry tract infection, the following management will be helpful.

1. Drink lots of water if the illness condition is not serious

2. It is said cranberry juice is also helpful for dealing with urinary tract infection

3. Avoid spicy foods

4. No tepid sexual foods like pork, beef, duck, eggs, flour, peanut, barley and the like.

5. Antibiotics will be necessary when illness condition is hard to be brought under control.

6. Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease actively

7. Have a good rest and keep a good mood

In cases of Polycystic Kidney Disease, urinary tract infection is just one of the complications of it. And if patients want to get this problem solved radically, an effective and timely treatment is essential, as only when kidney condition gets controlled, can complication be remitted from the root.

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