Kidneys and Urinary Tract

Bladder Pressure (Normal and Abnormal) Feeling Causes

Pressure on or in the bladder can occur for several reasons. Sometimes this is just due to the normal filling of the bladder with urine while at other times there may be a problem with emptying of urine resulting in overfilling. Pressure on the bladder can even occur without any problem in the bladder itself, like a tumor >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Kidney Stones and Dangerous Symptoms

About 1 in 10 American adults will experience kidney stones at some point in their life. Men are more likely to develop kidney stones than women and some 2 million Americans are seen in emergency rooms every year for stones in the kidneys and urinary tract. Approximately half of all patients with kidney stones will >> Read More ...

Urine Infection or Sterile – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Is urine sterile? Sterile means that there are no bacteria, viruses or other microbes. Normally urine is sterile. It is produced in the kidneys from filtered blood, passes down the ureters and into the bladder for storage. There should be no bacteria, viruses or other microbes anywhere along this path from the point where >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Fluid Overload and Causes of Hypervolemia

Water is known to be important for good health but too much of it can also be dangerous. Although the body is at least 60% water by composition, if too much of fluid accumulates in the system then it can affect health and wellbeing in various ways. This is commonly known as fluid overload. The problem lies with the body >> Read More ...

Kidney Health and Ways to Keep Kidneys Healthy

Our kidneys are working day and night to filter the blood of toxins and to keep the body healthy. With two kidneys sharing these tasks, most of us feel assured that our kidneys are functioning at their peak. However, this may not be the case. Kidney disease can develop over months, years and even decades. There may be >> Read More ...

Impatient Bladder Meaning, Symptoms, Causes,Treatment

At times in life, we all reach a point where we feel like our bladder is about to burst unless we urinate as soon as possible. This usually arises when we have restrained ourselves from urinating for a long period of time, especially if we have consumed large amounts of fluid. This feeling is not unusual and most of us >> Read More ...

Sugar (Glucose) in Urine Meaning, Causes, Readings

The urine is composed of a number of different substances including nutrients, salts and wastes. It is the body’s way of expelling what it does not need and maintaining a state of balance known as homeostasis. When there is any disease or disorder in the body, it may at times be detectable through changes in the >> Read More ...

Green Urine Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The color of excretions are known to vary to some degree but most of us can differentiate between normal and abnormal hues. When it comes to urine we expect it to be a yellowish color, sometimes ranging from a darker mustard color and at other times a very pale yellow or even clear. Green urine is not just abnormal, it is >> Read More ...

Clots in Urine (Clotted Blood) Reasons and Causes

Blood in the urine (hematuria) is not uncommon but most bleeding in the urine is invisible to the naked eye. The discovery of blood during a urine dipstick test concerns most people. However, it is not always a serious problem. There may be no other symptoms as would be expected and the cause is not always easily >> Read More ...
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