Your kidneys clean your blood and are responsible for important electrolyte balancing in your body. They are critical to your state of health and so their health is critical to yours. When a bacteria travels up your ureter you can get an infection of the urinary tract system, which if it goes further can manifest as a kidney infection, which can be serious. Left without treatment, damage to the organs can occur, or the infection can spread to other organs and become a systemic problem. Symptoms not to ignore, include fever, chills, pain in the back, groin and, or, stomach, nausea, vomiting and pain and burning upon urination and frequent urgency to go.
- Chills, back pain, groin pain and stomach pain, are all symptoms that could indicate a kidney infection.
- Nausea, vomiting and pus in the urine are also strong indicators that a kidney infection is present in one’s system.
- Older adult may not manifest the same physical symptoms, but can instead be diagnosed due to the confusion that they are likely to get from the infection.
“A kidney infection does require medical attention. Left untreated, it can cause permanent kidney damage or a life-threatening systemic infection as the bacteria spreads throughout the body via the bloodstream.”
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