Kidney disease: treatment
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, the information on these pages is gathered from my own experience, books, websites, and other people's experience. I will not be held responsible for any injury resulting from this information. If you have a medical condition, you should seek qualified medical advice and supervision at all times.
How is Cystitis treated?
A course of antibiotics usually lasts one week, but there is a high risk of re-infection for three months. The bladder and tubes do not recover fully before the three months have passed. Untreated Cystitis can cause damage to the kidneys where sections are 'eaten away' impairing kidney function.
Prevention and during a urinary tract infection
- Go to the toilet as soon as you need to
- Double void (after passing urine, wait a short time and try again)
- Wipe from front to back
- Pass urine immediately after sex
- Drink lots of water (flushing through)
- Wear pads that don't allow the blood to sit on the surface
- Do not use tampons, or make sure the cord is pulled to the back
- Don't cycle during a period
- Wash with an antibacterial wash (I use Blackmores Antibacterial Facial Wash)
- Cranberry juice or tablet may or may not help
- Vitamin C may help your immune system get over an infection
- An alkalinizing drink helps the pain of an infection, but doesn't get rid of it
- Shower and wash after sexual intercourse
- Use decent toilet paper
- Use cotton underwear (not satin - it doesn't breathe)
- Don't wear undies to bed (allows better circulation of air)