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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Did you know that increasing fluid intake, consuming cranberry juice, blueberry juice, and fermented milk help sooth the symptoms of the urinary tract infection?


Did you know that Pyelonephritis is an ascending urinary tract infection that has reached the pyelum (pelvis) of the kidney?Did you know that if the infection is severe, the term "urosepsis" is used interchangeably (sepsis being a systemic inflammatory response syndrome due to infection)?

Did you know that it requires antibiotics as therapy, and treatment of any underlying causes to prevent recurrence. It is a form of nephritis? It can also be called pyelitis.[1]

Did you know Urosepsis presents with dysuria (painful voiding of urine), abdominal pain (radiating to the back on the affected side) and tenderness of the bladder area and the side of the involved kidney (costovertebral angle tenderness) which may be elicited by performing the kidney punch?

Did you know that severe cases of pyelonephritis lead to sepsis, a systemic response to infection characterized by fever, a raised heart raterapid breathing and decreased blood pressure (occasionally leading to septic shock)?

Did you know that increasing fluid intake, consuming cranberry juice, blueberry juice, and fermented milk help sooth the symptoms of the urinary tract infection?

Did you know that Pyelonephritis is very common, with 12-13 cases annually per 10,000 population in women and 3-4 cases per 10,000 in men?



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1 comment:

armouris said...

more info on urinary tract infection here - Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

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