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Hydronephrosis: The kidney inflammation


Hydronephrosis is a condition when a kidney swells because of urine failing to drain out from it to the bladder. It can also affect both kidneys too.

It is found in 1 out of 100 pregnancies, especially because of prenatal ultrasound.[1]

- Is treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Requires lab tests or imaging
- Can happen at any age
- Can be chronic if left untreated

Hydronephrosis is not a primary disease. It is a secondary condition that is a result of other underlying disease. The risk of getting Hydronephrosis increases in cases of:
- Pregnant women, because of enlarging womb that might compress the ureters
- Men over 50 years because of enlargement of the prostate or prostate cancer
- Sexually active women, because of risk of recurrent urinary tract infection
- People with recurrent kidney stones


The most common symptoms of Hydronephrosis are:
- Pain in the side and back to the lower abdomen or groin
- Urinary problems like pain while urinating or a feeling of urgent urination
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fever

In usual cases, urine goes from the kidney to the tube that drains the ureter to the bladder and then out of the body. But when the urine remains inside the kidney, that is when Hydronephrosis happens.


Self-care: Although consulting a doctor for the treatment is a better option, but consuming healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins can help reducing the risk of Hydronephrosis.
Medication: The primary treatment of Hydronephrosis is to get rid of the blocking. This can be done if the doctor prescribes a surgery. They may also recommend antibiotics that ensures that there is no development of kidney infection.
Specialists: For other severe kinds, consult a physician at the earliest. We at mfine can help you with various fields of health issues. You can get in touch with us onboard for a holistic treatment program.

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