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How the Urinary Tract System Works

The human body is an amazing complex organism that has the ability to take in simple nutrients and water and turn them into muscle, bone and organ systems which take care of a significant number of bodily functions. During the metabolism of these nutrients the body also produces waste products which are left behind in […]

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Dealing With a Prolapsed Bladder

A cystocele can also be called a prolapsed bladder and can occur from excessive straining, such as during heavy lifting, chronic constipation or during childbirth. This condition is common in older women who have given birth to several children. A cystocele develops when the wall between the bladder and a woman’s vagina weakens and the […]

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Bladder Leakage – Incontinence

Bladder control problems, you’re leaking, is something that happens to women of all ages. The medical terminology is “incontinence“. Although men also leak urine the problem is more common in women. This is because of the changes that occur and the structure and location of the urinary tract in women. Bladder leakage can happen when […]

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Treatment of Kidney Infections

Kidney infections, or pyelonephritis, is a specific type of urinary tract infection that may begin in the bladder and travels up into the kidneys. If a kidney infection is not treated properly it can cause permanent damage to the kidneys or even spread into the bloodstream and caused a life-threatening infection. If you believe that […]

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Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects more women than it does men. The number of individuals who suffer from urinary incontinence has prompted manufacturers to develop products which help these individuals to remain socially active without fear of an odor. A urologist or primary care physician will differentiate between the four or five different […]

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Men DO Suffer From Bladder Infections

While bladder infections are more common in women than they are in men, men do suffer from bladder infections on occasion. A bladder infection is an inflammation of the bladder or urethra from over growth of bacteria. Once this infection occurs there is a higher risk for an individual to develop a kidney infection, epididymitis, […]

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Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation, or an infection, of the prostate glands. The prostate glands is an organ approximately the size and shape of a walnut. It is located just below the bladder and wraps around the urethra in males. Is responsible for producing semen, which is the fluid that helps to nourish and transport sperm. […]

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Bacterial Vaginosis Interstitial Cystitis

Bacterial vaginosis can accompany the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis, especially when the cystitis is treated with long term antibiotics. There has been some evidence by physicians and naturopathic physicians that interstitial cystitis is caused by bacterial flora. Once thought to be a diagnosis without a definitive cause, more doctors are coming to believe […]

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STD Testing: When a UTI is Not a UTI

You’ve got the tell-tale symptoms: a frequent urge to urinate, an uncomfortable and burning sensation when you do urinate, pelvic pain, cloudy urine… all signs of a urinary tract infection. You drink cranberry juice and try other natural and homeopathic remedies with no success. After weeks, you still have symptoms, and they are getting worse. That’s […]

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