Interstitial nephritis is a kidney condition in which the spaces between the kidney tubules become swollen or inflamed. This can cause problems with kidney function as the tubules are essential, absorbing water and organic materials from the filtered blood and expelling waste products into the urine for removal from the body. Many things can cause the condition, such as allergic reactions to drugs, autoimmune conditions such as anti-tubular basement membrane disease, and Kawasaki disease. There are a number of symptoms of interstitial nephritis. The conditions can cause mild to severe complications in the kidneys, and about half of people diagnosed with the condition experience acute kidney failure.
Urination removes toxins and waste from the body. The volume of urine depends on the number of liquids consumed. If you notice a reduction in trips to the bathroom despite regular fluid intake, interstitial nephritis is one of the possible causes.
Davizro / Getty Images
Receive updates on the latest news and alerts straight to your inbox.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.