You should know how humiliating the symptoms of kidney infection are if you have ever had a urinary tract infection. They talk about burning when urinating and constantly urinating all the time. These are just some indicators of a serious underlying disease: kidney infections.
What causes kidney infection
Kidney infection is mainly caused by bacteria E. Coli, although it may also be caused by other bacteria. The bacteria enter the bloodstream through the skin and then move to your kidney. Infection can also occur after kidney surgery.
Anyone can get infected, although women are more vulnerable than men. This is because women have shorter urethra. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of bladder and kidney infection because of the baby’s pressure on the ureter. In other words, anything that prevents urinary flow can increase your chances of getting a kidney infection.
Blockage of urinary tract, e.g. kidney stones.
Conditions that prevent the bladder from emptying completely.
Weakening of the immune system.
Structural problems in the urinary tract, such as urethral pinching.
Bubble ureteral reflux.