Prevention tips for parents
The more pronounced the reflux grade, the greater the increase in risk of urinary tract infections and kidney infection for the affected patient. Girls with a shorter urethra suffer from kidney infections more quickly than boys. Therefore, prevention is very important!
A kidney infection can lead to scarring and permanent kidney damage. Excessive scarring can trigger high blood pressure in later life or, in severe cases, kidney failure. VUR cannot be prevented.
Have a conversation with parents who are concerned about what could go wrong and emphasize hygiene measures that help minimize the risk of UTI, the effects of which cause damage to VUR children.
The 5 most important behavioral recommendations for the prevention of UTI
- Frequent changing of diapers
- Clean from front to back after visiting the toilet
- Wearing cotton underwear
- Frequent urination
- VUR treatment