Kidneys and Urinary Tract

Holding Back Urine (Restraining) Dangers, Damage, Tips

The urinary bladder is a hollow muscular sac that stretches to store urine. As it fills, we feel the urge to urinate. Most of the time we can resist this urge if it is not intense or until we are able to find a suitable environment to urinate, like the toilet. Sometimes we resist the urge even though it is intense. While >> Read More ...

Bladder Injury (Trauma) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Trauma to the urinary bladder is not considered as one of the common injuries in events like a motor vehicle collision but it may occur more often than you think. In fact as many as 6 out of 10 bladder trauma cases are due to motor vehicle accidents, and it is very likely to arise when the pelvic girdle is fractured in a >> Read More ...

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 ...

Strong Ammonia-Smelling Urine – Causes and Remedies

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. 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 ...
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