The kidneys are an organ that is not given as much attention as others: the stomach, liver, intestines. However, problems in its functioning deliver no less trouble than, for example, gastritis. In particular, the danger of overcooling of the kidneys, especially when applying to SARS. How to recognize the pathology of the kidneys (nephritis), and is it possible to do something about it yourself?
Symptoms of cold kidneys in women
The inflammatory process occurring in the body is, in most cases, painful, therefore it is very easy to confuse the consequences of a non-treated infection or simple hypothermia, and it is required to treat them by different methods. Therefore, it is important to understand how to recognize - whether the virus is guilty, or you have chilled the kidneys. Symptoms, clearly pointing to the latter, a lot at each stage.
- Low back pain - the most frequent satellite of any inflammatory process in the kidneys: from pyelonephritis to glomerulonephritis. However, they occur only when the disease enters the acute phase. In this case, the pain can be either on the right side or on the left, or over the entire area, depending on whether both kidneys are affected, or only one of them. The pain can be local in nature, and can give up in the leg.
- Fever also characteristic of acute stages of pyelonephritis. Often, fever (up to 40 degrees) does not stray, and it appears suddenly, without primary indisposition, and is accompanied by chills, internal tremor.
And if there is no temperature, the kidneys in women do not hurt, what symptoms will help to recognize colds?
- Increased urination. Far less the amount of urine that is excreted per day is reduced, however this also takes place. Any of the situations indicates a violation of the output of decay products, and therefore, problems in the functioning of the kidneys. If the unreasonable urge to urinate is situational, perhaps this is only a consequence of a slight overcooling, but a serious imbalance of the fluid volumes entering and leaving the body should be alerted.
- Change in urine color or turbidity. The main "bell" of beginning pyelonephritis, which can later develop into the appearance of blood or protein in the urine, as well as sand. In addition, bleeding in the urine can be characteristic of glomerulonephritis, a disease associated with hypothermia of the kidneys, but almost always against the background of high humidity and infection.
- Pallor of the skin and swelling of the face. Inherent in glomerulonephritis, while often complemented by a deterioration of health due to increased blood pressure, increased stress on the heart and. as a result, the appearance of shortness of breath.
- Headaches, not quenching thirst. Symptoms are rare, inherent in most diseases, therefore, in relation to the kidneys should be considered only in conjunction with other problems. Also possible skin rash, nausea, bad breath.
Experts note that a number of the above symptoms can manifest themselves not only when the kidneys get stuck, but also because of stagnation of blood and fluid in the pelvic organs, resulting from sedentary work. Therefore, even if women have kidney soreness, and the symptoms as if they were stuck, before making a diagnosis of any "nephritis" it is worth going through a series of examinations.
- General analysis of urine and blood.
- Analysis of blood biochemistry for creatinine.
When there is a suspicion of inflammatory processes in the kidneys, white blood cells and red blood cells (ESR), blood density and viscosity can be checked. Often, these tests are enough to make an accurate diagnosis, and the acute stages are easily recognized by ultrasound.
How to treat frozen kidneys at home?
What to do if chilled kidneys? Of course, the most reasonable would be to consult a doctor, but it is not always possible to get timely medical care, so you have to look for ways to relieve discomfort on your own and transfer the acute stage of the disease to chronic. However, self-medication does not replace a competent prescription from a specialist, therefore it should be carried out with caution and should not replace a visit to the doctor.
- Treatment of frozen kidneys requires adherence to a specific diet, where it is not so much a qualitative factor that is important as quantitative, but also the frequency of meals and the water regime. However, some products will also have to be abandoned: in particular, we are talking about everything that contains caffeine - it has a strong diuretic effect and gives a high load to the diseased organ.
- Providing heat in the lumbar region: throughout the entire treatment time this area must be protected. no matter what time of year you are unlucky to chill the kidneys. In addition, it is worth making baths (water temperature - 40 degrees), in which you need to sit for 15-20 minutes, as well as 20-30 minutes. daily lie with a warm heating pad. This is best done before bedtime, in order to preserve the heat obtained using a blanket.
Of course, it does not do without medical treatment, which can be supplemented (and in the initial stages and replaced) with folk remedies: for the most part these are various fees that can be purchased in a ready-made form at a pharmacy or by yourself. The dosages given below, for trial use, are recommended to be reduced by 2-3 times in order to test for allergic reactions and the general sensitivity of the organism.
- Classical herbal collection consists of calamus root and licorice, bearberry leaves, birch buds, flaxseed. They are combined in equal proportion (1 tbsp), pour 1 l of water, boil for several minutes and cool. It is necessary to drink broth to food 2-3 times a day, 200 ml, while the course lasts at least 1.5 months. Even after a positive trend is observed, it is required to drink broth for another 2-3 weeks to fix the results.
- Broth of oats also copes with the inflammatory processes of the kidneys: a glass of the selected grain is boiled in milk (1 l) until the volume of liquid decreases by half. After that, cool and drink 3 times a day, before meals, 50 ml. You can add a little honey, but not in the acute stages - honey works as a diuretic. The course should also not be shorter than a month.
Certain nutritional moments should be adjusted depending on the patient's symptoms, but in any case it is important to reduce the burden by eliminating fatty and fried foods, chocolate, alcoholic and carbonated drinks, strong broths. Meat consumption is undesirable - vegetables, the dairy group, some fruits become the basis of the diet.