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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.

How to Manage Chills and Fever for PKD Patients

2013-06-23 10:00

How to Manage Chills and Fever for PKD PatientsMost of people with Polycystic Kidney Disease may have experienced a sudden onset of chills, fever and back pain. Some of them choose common cold medications or painkillers to try to manage their problems, but the effect isn’t so good.

The reason is that different from common cold, PKD patients’ chills and fever is usually a sign of urinary tract infection. According to clinical research, people with Polycystic Kidney Disease will have at least one urinary tract infection during their lifetime.

Although both men and women may have infections, they are far more common in women because of women’s specific body structure. If your chills and fever is due to infections, the following lifestyle changes and medication therapies are indispensable.

Changes in your lifestyle or diet can be helpful:

- Eat more fruits that can help manage urinary tract infections so as to chills and fever

- Increase your fluid intake: Stiring 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into the water and then drinking it is a useful way to prevent infections.

- Keep your body warm: If you feel cold, take a hot shower to make your temperature back to normal.

- Pay attention to your personal hygiene: Wash your hands after using the bathroom, and urinate after sexual life especially for the female.

- Wear clean cotton underwear and socks to keep your feet warm

A well planned diet and healthy lifestyle is a natural prevention for urinary tract infections as well as chills and fever. However, in most cases, some medications are also needed to treatment PKD patients’ chills and fever.

Antibiotics are usually used to control these symptoms quickly, while herbal medicines can help regulate patients’ immune system, resulting in enhancing patients’ immunity to fight against urinary tract infections.

If you are bothered by sudden or frequent chills and fever, you can try the above methods. If you still have any questions about the above methods or medications, welcome to consult our online doctor or leave a message to us.

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