Kidneys are the excretory organs and perform several other regulatory functions, like maintaining the acid-base balance, flushing out toxins out of the body, producing urine, filtration of the blood, etc. But sometimes, due to infection(s), the kidneys stop working effectively and properly. If not cured timely, it may lead to kidney failure. Therefore, prompt attention and treatment is imperative.
Kidney infections are primarily caused when exterior bacteria enter the urinary tract and reach the tube that carries urine. Such bacteria find kidney to be a very favorable place for their multiplication, hence, multiply in number leading to renal infections. Sometimes, bacteria present in other parts of your body reach the kidneys by getting mixed into your bloodstream and causes urinary infections.
- Back pain or abdominal pain (high degree)
- Fever accompanied by night chills and sweating
- State of confusion
- Loss of appetite
- Redness on the skin
- Condition of hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Burning sensation in the urine
- Frequent urination