Because the female urethra is shorter than the male urethra, a kidney infection is much more likely to occur in a woman. Women are also at risk because their urethra is located very close to the anus where bacteria that can cause kidney infections originate. Pregnant women are more at risk for the infection due to pressure on the ureters. Men who have prostate problems are at a higher risk.
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- How does a kidney infection affect women differently than men?
What is kidney disease?
Kidney disease is a disorder that decreases the ability of your two kidneys to do their job: to clean and maintain the chemical balance of the blood. Kidney disease can cause serious health problems if it decreases a person's kidney function significantly. There are more than 30 different types of kidney disease.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How does postrenal acute renal failure affect the body?
Postrenal acute renal failure is caused when something interferes with the flow of urine from the kidneys. When urine can't leave the kidneys, it results in a buildup of waste in the blood. This leads to problematic symptoms in the kidneys, blood, bladder, and throughout the body. The effect on the body depends on the cause of the disruption to urine flow. The blockage may be caused by a variety of underlying factors, including bladder or kidney stones, tumors pressing on the bladder or ureters, an enlarged prostate, or a blood clot. These factors may cause other problems in your body, including a swollen bladder that can lead to severe abdominal pain.
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