What to do if your kidney hurts
Consult a doctor
Back pain is not always a basis for suggesting that it is associated with kidney disease. The first symptoms may be a violation of urination, the presence in the urine of impurities sand, turbidity or blood.
You will be given a full medical examination to make an accurate diagnosis based on the results. Ultrasound, magnetic resonance or computed tomography is used as a study. Primary diagnosis is carried out by a urologist. If necessary, the patient is referred to a nephrologist or oncologist.
To make a correct diagnosis, the doctor prescribes a total blood test, which will show the presence of an inflammatory process. Biochemical analysis helps to determine the concentration of urea, the presence of antibodies antistreptolizina O (ASLO). In addition, urine analysis is required. Biopsy and excretory urography is prescribed only in case of emergency.
Based on the results of a comprehensive medical examination, the doctor will make a diagnosis and prescribe the necessary treatment. When pyelonephritis antibacterial treatment is carried out, the patient is recommended to follow a low-salt diet, drink chamomile decoctions, renal fees.
Urolithiasis is treated with a special diet. The diet depends on the type of stones. When phosphate sediments dairy products are prohibited, with urate and oxalate stones, milk and sour-milk products should form the basis of the diet.
When glomerulonephritis is prescribed antihypertensive drugs and corticosteroids.
If functional renal failure is diagnosed, hemodialysis or kidney transplantation is used as the primary therapy.
It is strictly contraindicated to treat kidney disease on its own, since, regardless of the symptoms, the diagnosis may be different, as well as therapies. Only a doctor can prescribe drugs or other types of treatment that will help cope with the problem and avoid serious complications.