Hydronephrosis is the swelling of a kidney due to build-up of urine. It happens when urine cannot drain out from the kidneys to the bladder from a blockage of obstruction. Can patients with hydronephrosis take sauna?
Sauna for kidney disease patients
As long as kidney disease patients have no severe problems such as dehydration or general swelling, they can take sauna.
It is not only beneficial for healthy people because it can help relieve fatigue, pressure or pain. As for kidney disease patients, sauna can increase blood circulation and help them detox the body by much sweating.
Therefore, it is a good method to detox the body for hydronephrosis patients. Whether you can take sauna depends on your own illness condition. You can send your test report to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will reply you within 24 hours.
How is hydronephrosis treated?
Treatment should be based on the real causes of hydronephrosis. Kidney cyst, kidney stone, enlarged prostate or urinary tract infection are the commonly causes of hydronephrosis. Before you take any treatment, you need to confirm a diagnosis. Here are some possible treatment for hydronephrosis.
● Medicines. If hydronephrosis causes kidney infection, antibiotic can be used. But you should be careful about the dosage to prevent side effects.
● Surgery. In cases of severe blockage and hydronephrosis, excess urine may need to be removed using either a catheter to drain urine from the bladder or a special tube called a nephrostomy that drains urine from the kidney.
● Medicated Bath. It is an therapy combing warm bath and traditional Chinese herbs. The effective ingredients can increase blood circulation. Patients taking this therapy can have increased urine output and sweat. It is a natural and effective treatment for hydronephrosis patients.