Is Kidney Infection Common In Pregnancy? Ayurvedic Treatment – Dr. Puneet Dhawan.
There are many changes that take place in the body during the time of pregnancy. The body is more vulnerable in such time and so increases the risk of developing a kidney infection in the urinary tract. The hormonal changes, as well as the physical changes that are exerted by the enlarging uterus, can lead to slowing down of the passage of urine through the urinary tract. The urinary retention in the body can result in further expansion of the blood volume and increase the load on the kidneys in pregnant women. Such a condition can lead to increased urine output in the face of decreased mobility of the uterus. The pregnant women have higher urinary levels of glucose; such changes can risk the urinary tract to infections.
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common form of infection that a woman tends to develop during pregnancy. UTI is caused by the bacteria that may enter the urethra through skin, vagina or rectum. Some of the common types of UTI’s are:
- Cystitis is the bacterial infection that occurs in the bladder and multiplies causing inflammation and bladder infection.
- Kidney infection is also a bacterial infection that travels from the bladder to the ureter to infect one or both the kidneys. It is a serious medical complication during pregnancy. The infection can spread to the bloodstream and can become fatal for the health. A kidney infection can be dangerous for the baby. It can increase the risk of preterm labor, low-birth weight of the baby and increased risk of fetal or newborn mortality.
- Pyelonephritis is the bacterial infection that develops in the lower urinary tract. This condition is common in physiological changes that can interfere with the flow of urine.
There are many signs and symptoms that are visible in the women suffering from kidney failure treatment, such as nausea and fatigue, heavy swelling in hands and feet, change the color of urine, pain in abdomen, discomfort, burning sensation while urinating, urgent and frequent urge to pee, acute pain in lower back and joint and dry and itchy skin.
Natural Ayurvedic treatment for kidney infection
If one develops a bladder infection during pregnancy, most people go for a shorter course of oral antibiotics. The long course of antibiotics can relieve the pain temporarily but may have adverse side-effects on other parts of the body. The other option that one can opt for is the Ayurvedic treatment for a kidney infection. Ayurveda is safest ancient treatment technique for curing all kinds of physical ailments. Ayurvedic medicines are made from natural and unrefined herbs like Punarnava, Gokshur, Shirish, Varun, Milk Thistle and Shigeru. These herbs have healing properties that can lower down the inflammation and stop the kidney infection from any further damage. A daily exercise can help in increasing the metabolism that helps in fighting the kidney disease.