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Frequent kidney infections. What measures can I take to avoid it?

I have been suffering with kidney infections since I was around 16. I am now 47 and they are getting more frequent and more server. I just got out of hospital on Monday wth my last one but there never seems to be any kind of follow up? Once the infection has been treated I m sent home. I do live in in UK and this is the NHS that deals with it...
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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recurrent kidney/urinary infections is not uncommon. it signifies the failure of the normal defence mechanisms of the body. these could include presence of immunosupressive state like diabettes, HCV, HBV or other viral infections, use of certain medictions. Disturbence of the normal flow of urine like in cases of hydronephrosis, reflux disease, obstructive uropathy, renal stones. prolonged duration of antibiotics, profylactic antibiotics, evaluation for underlying predisposing condition with help in decresing the frequency of episodes. inspite of this patients can have repeated infections. i think your doctor must be trying his best!
hope you get well soon.
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