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Question by  brent83 (52)

What are the causes of kidney infection?

I keep getting kidney infections.


Answer by  Amanda65 (1220)

Kidney infections are caused by bacteria traveling from the bladder back up into the kidneys. This can be due to infrequent urination, low water intake, genetics, or many other things. Since this seems to occuring frequently for you, I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor.


Answer by  Lornah (282)

Drinking a lot of alcohol, diet with little or no iron, diet with little or no vitamins, taking drugs like cocaine, sexually transmitted infections or a weak immune system are some of the main causes of problematic kidneys.


Answer by  terrileighmorgan (72)

I am a diabetic and I have had a few kidney infections in my lifetime. People with low immune systems, for whatever reason, get them often.


Answer by  bvaniea (312)

Kidney infection can be caused by an untreated Urinary Tract Infection. If UTI's are common for you, you need to increase the acidity of your urine. One of the better ways to do this is to drink more pure cranberry juice. Increasing the acid level will make it more difficult for the bacteria to form.

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