Damaged Left Kidney What Can I Do To Prevent UTIs

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becca - October 19

I have a damaged kidney and i get infections very easily my doctor said that if i keep my fluids up i should be fine but i was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is anything more i can do or take (i take cranberry tablets every day) to keep the infections at bay. Thanx

 

d - October 19

Stay away from liquids that aren't clear, such as coke, coffee. Juices are ok the best is cranberry, white grape. You don't even have to stay away from them, but don't drink much of them.(dark fluids) I hope this helps. Vitamin C tablets too. My father is a renal patient in end stage failure. I hope this helps you some.

 

Ashley - October 19

I have some damage to my right kidney. When I was 15 I was hospitalized for weeks because of bad UTI's and Kidney Infections. I have stopped my soda intake (occasional sprite or two) and I'm addicted to Cranberry juice and water. It has helped me so much!

 

d - October 19

gatorade is good too. Fruit 2o. If i can remember anymore I will let you know.

 

Rebecca - October 20

When I was prone to these I added a sachet of urine alkaliniser to some water and drank it each morning (the time I usually got infected). These are available from your pharmacy. Also, I tried to eliminate acidic foods from my diet and added more alkaline ones. Urinary tract infections are generally caused by E.coli, which proliferates when you UT is more acidic than usual and suitable for its growth. I personally wouldn't drink much juice or Vitamin C as suggested above as these are acidic (vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid). Cranberry juice is different as, I believe, it turns alkaline once in the body (like lemon juice).

 

becca - October 27

thanx for those answers its helped heaps

 

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