Pyelonephritis is an upper urinary tract infection that develops in the kidney. Half of women with cystitis may have infections of the upper urinary tract (kidneys and urethra) at the same time as cystitis. Pyelonephritis can also be chronic and occur in childhood. In 90% of cases, urinary tract infections are caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli.

Changes in the amount or type of acid found in the genital and urinary tract are the main factors that contribute to the reduction of resistance to infection. Acute pyelonephritis can be the result of cystitis or a benign urinary tract infection, and can also be the result of a strong attack of bacteria on the urinary system, which often occurs in a hospital setting.

It is more common in people who have previously suffered from urinary disorders. Chronic pyelonephritis can also be the result of a valve dysfunction that prevents urine from returning to the urethra. Symptoms include shivering followed by fever, severe pain and a feeling of heaviness in the lower back, irregular urination and dark urine.


- Drink as much fluid as possible, especially between 5 and 7 pm, because the kidneys and bladder are most active at that time
- Strict intimate hygiene, especially for women
- Regular abdominal gymnastics
- Take dandelion and orthosyphon to increase urination
- Hot compresses with the addition of trine and flax seeds
- Partial sedentary bath lasting about 30 minutes
- To treat the infection, take garlic, birch and grape seed extract
- Put steam compresses on the lower abdomen
- Drink currant and blueberry juice
- Drink teas that will relieve pain: marigold, common juniper
- Avoid alcohol, black tea, coffee
- Avoid highly spicy and acidic foods and eat as less meat as possible
- Drink birch leaf tea to stimulate urination, and thyme and marigold teas to relieve inflammation
- Massage the area of the bladder with thyme and marigold essential oils
- To strengthen the bladder muscles, try to hold urine while urinating, interrupting urination from time to time
- Apply relaxation exercises and the autosuggestion method


Obligatory visit a doctor.