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4. Keep It Warm
Pain in the lower abdomen, lower back and hips is quite common for those suffering from kidney infections. To ease the pain, relax the muscles in your back and abdomen, and relieve the pressure from your bladder by placing a hot water bottle wherever you feel pain. You can also use a heating pad set to low or medium, or take a warm bath to relax the muscles, reduce inflammation, and bring some much-needed blood circulation to the area.
5. Cranberry Juice
In 2009, the University of Minnesota conducted a study in showing cranberry juice is very helpful when it comes to naturally treating urinary tract infections. It can also prevent reoccurrences in women. This will help to prevent kidney infections from starting. This tart juice makes your urine more acidic, which will prevent the bacteria from living on the walls of the urinary tract. Drink one glass (just eight ounces) of unsweetened cranberry juice each day for numerous health benefits, including preventing kidney infections and other urinary tract infections.
6. Avoid Phosphorous
You rarely hear about phosphorous because deficiencies are very rare, especially for Americans eating a typical diet. The problem that most Americans have is actually an abundance of phosphorous. This mineral is found in most foods, but it is especially plentiful in carbonated drinks, prepared foods and processed foods. The body only needs a maximum of 1200 mg of phosphorous each day. Higher amounts are flushed out of the body by the kidneys. When the kidneys are not working properly, are weak or are infected, phosphorous can accumulate in the body, causing some pretty serious consequences. These include bone problems, calcifications of body tissues and heart problems. To avoid excess quantities of this mineral, don’t drink carbonated drinks (or just limit them), eat a more natural, plant-based diet and limit your consumption of fast food and processed food.
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