Kidneys and Urinary Tract

Strained Kidneys – Meaning, Symptoms, Diet and Treatment

Our kidneys are working 24 hours a day to filter wastes and toxins from the bloodstream, control the blood pressure and manage the fluid volume in the body. These are only some of the functions that our kidneys are constantly managing. Despite having two kidneys, there are various diseases that can compromise kidney >> Read More ...

8 Reasons For Nighttime Urination

Having to wake at night in order to urinate is more than just an inconvenience – it can cause sleep problems and be a symptom of certain diseases. Most of us know that persistent frequent urination and nighttime urination are symptoms of conditions like diabetes. But there are number of other conditions apart from >> Read More ...

Infections Of The Different Parts Of The Urinary Tract

Infections of the urinary tract are common particularly among females. It is usually easily treated with a course of antibiotics but there are times when these infections can be persistent or recurrent. The fact is that UTIs can differ from one episode to the next and from one person to another. Sometimes it is limited to >> Read More ...

8 Signs Of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary tract infections are a common problem. It is more frequently seen among females in childhood, adolescence and adulthood but by the senior years, UTIs affect men and women equally. Most of us think that we would know when we have a UTI, but not necessarily so. Sometimes UTIs are relatively silent meaning that there >> Read More ...

8 Things To Do For Strong Ammonia-Smelling Urine

The color, odor and frequency of urination reflect the state of health of your kidneys and urinary tract, as well as the of the body as a whole. Urine has a slight ammonia odor although most of the time it is not prominent enough to smell it when urinating. Or at the most it is just slight odor. But for some people the >> Read More ...

6 Urine Signs of Kidney and Bladder Diseases

Most of us do not give our urine much thought. A quick flush and it is disposed of and the story is over for at least the next few hours. But the urine itself and urinary habits can serve as important signs of kidney and urinary tract problems. In fact, your urine can also tell you a lot about other aspects of your health >> Read More ...

How To Treat And Prevent UTIs

A urinary tract infection, UTI, is a common problem especially among females. It can be effectively treated and complications are unlikely to occur if it is detected early and attended to promptly. While a UTI may be a once off episode, in many cases it tends to recur. The key is not only identifying the symptoms and >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Unhealthy Kidneys

Our kidneys are working all day and night to ensure that toxic substances and waste products are filtered from our body. It also regulates the amount of fluid in the body as well as the different minerals and salts that are essential for various processes. Although we can remain healthy even if we only have one kidney, >> Read More ...

How To Reduce Urination And Limit Urine Output

Do you tend to pass urine a bit too often? It may in fact be a sign of certain diseases but many people experience urinary frequency even though there is no underlying problem. The cause of this urinary frequency may not necessarily be serious and poses little more than an inconvenience in having to visit the toilet many >> Read More ...

Radiation Cystitis (Bladder Inflammation with Radiotherapy)

Definition Radiation cystitis is condition where the bladder become inflamed because of exposure to radiation. It is rare for most people to be exposed to radiation for other than medical reasons. The bladder itself may be targeted in radiation therapy (radiotherapy) or the other pelvic organs may be irradiated for cancer >> Read More ...
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