Kidneys are a significant part of our urinary system (that also includes the urinary bladder, prostate, urinary bladder and urethra. They are located under the diaphragm on the middle back. Regulating our blood pressure, contributing to production of our blood cells, maintaining the concentration of electrolytes in our body and most especially filtering the waste products from our body are the main functions of our kidneys.

So needless to say, it is important that we take good care of our kidneys. They are an important component of our system. If not taken care of, kidney infections may occur.

 So what are the kidney infections symptoms? There are actually many. An acute kidney infection is characterized by a rise in the temperature of the body, increase intoxication, excicosis and a sudden onset. A pain on the lateral surface of the back (which is below the coastal arch) usually is the beginning of a kidney infection. Pain may be localized in one of the flanks of the lower abdomen and to give in the groin in some cases.

The kidneys (either one or both) maybe enlarged and pain is experienced, and it usually occurs in the lumbar spine (on the affected side) So a person with a kidney infection usually experience severe pain that is caused by spasms of one of the urethras.

Nausea, chills, vomiting, and fever often comes with the pain. About a third of people with the disease and symptoms of kidney infection in the lower part of the urinary tract, including frequent and painful urination (called dysuria). When urination allocated turbid urine (in the presence of blood in it may acquire a reddish tint) with a sharp foul odor.

Kidney infection symptoms are hard to recognize in children and it is usually mild. But pain is also present to kidney infection in children. The most common symptoms of kidney infection are changes in urine – it becomes turbid due to leukocytes, protein, bacteria.

To summarize, the usual kidney infection symptoms are:

  • Disease begins acutely; there is high (up to 40 gr. C) temperature (fever), chills, heavy pot;

  • Acceding headache, nausea, vomiting indicate a rapidly growing intoxication;

  • Pain in the lumbar region, on the side of the affected kidney – stress the anterior abdominal wall, the sharp pain in the costovertebral angle;

  • Malaise, thirst, dysuria or thamuria;

  • One or both kidneys may increase and become painful;

  • Marked neutrophilic leukocytosis, aneozinofiliya, pyuria with moderate proteinuria and hematuria

  • Approximately 1 / 3 of people with kidney infection also experience symptoms of inflammation of the bladder (cystitis) – more frequent and painful urination.

  • Marked neutrophilic leukocytosis, aneozinofiliya, pyuria with moderate proteinuria and hematuria

  • One or both kidneys may increase and become painful;Severe  symptoms may also include extreme fatigue, confusion, shaking, chill, vomiting, nausea, night sweats and high fever.

The elderly can develop a different set of symptoms. They are lower back pain, blood poisoning, confusion and around the waist, a dull ache in the abdomen, exhaustion or a sharp stabbing pain in the abdomen too. The elderly are also at high risk for death from kidney infections as it is often a complication of another disease or illness and they have a reduced or weakened tolerance for bacteria, infections and the antibiotic treatments.

Kidney infections start in the bladder because germs or bacteria move up through the tubes without resistance to the kidneys, multiply, form infections and cause kidney infection symptoms. Acute infections of the kidneys can end as rapidly as they occur suddenly. Chronic kidney infection progressively worsen but at a slow pace and can lead to kidney failure. Conditions that cause it are cancer, diabetes, pregnancy and infections in the urinary tract of women after sex.

Kidney stones can also cause kidney infections. Kidneys stones form from lack of water in the kidneys. One example is taking a pill without enough water. Some say the lack of water cannot properly pass through the kidneys without leaving a trace of chemicals from the oral dosage. The chemical reaction without enough water to flush through the kidneys causes kidney stones.

To prevent kidney stones and dehydration, drinking enough water is the key. Dehydration can also cause kidney infections and other complications. Severe dehydration can resemble kidney infection symptoms too. A burning pain while urinating, nausea, fever, abdominal pain, confusion and fatigue are the symptoms.

To clear up kidney infections within one to two weeks, antibiotics arte used using simple dosages. Chronic kidney infection does not always respond to antibiotics and may require a hospital stay for up to six weeks in order to examine urinary tract abnormalities and to receive intravenous antibiotics.