Kidney cyst can be caused by many factors such as gene mutation, infections, diet, overwork, trauma from surgery, or even environment. Can kidney infection cause a cyst?
What is kidney infection?
The kidneys are a component of the urinary system which also include the ureters, bladder, urethra and prostate (in men).
The main functions of the kidneys include filtering the wastes and toxins from the body, regulating blood pressure, maintaining the normal concentration of electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, etc) in the body, and contributing to the production of red blood cells.
Kidney infection belongs to the family of infections of the urinary system called Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). In general, the infection of the urethra, bladder, and prostate are known as lower urinary tract infection. When the infection ascends up to involve the kidneys, then it is called upper urinary tract infection. Infection of the kidney is also known as pyelonephritis.
Will kidney infection cause a cyst?
Yes, kidney infection can cause a cyst. When the kidneys get infected, the inflammatory substances will provide a bad environment that can induce the formation of a cyst. More worse, those harmful substances will pass into the kidneys through blood, causing further damage of the kidneys and speed up the growth of kidney cyst.
To sum up, kidney infection can not only cause but also can aggravate the cyst.
How to get rid kidney cyst?
Firstly, you should create a good environment for shrinking or removing kidney cyst. That requires you keep a restricted diet with low sodium and low protein. But you can take fresh vegetables and fruits such as cabbages, cucumber, cranberry juice, pomegranate, etc.
Secondly, avoid nephrotoxic medicines. Before you take any medicine, you should consult your doctor to prevent the side effects. I would like to share with you some natural treatments such as Acupuncture, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Chinese Herbal Tea, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, etc. Not everyone is suitable for these treatments, so you can leave a message below for suggestions for your own condition.