Category Archives for Urinary Tract

Kidney Failure Symptoms

The kidney can falter acutely or chronically. An acute failure can be cured. Chronic failure can be fatal. Both however, need to be diagnosed by a doctor immediately. Kidney Failure Signs Chronic failure can stem from injuries or infections. The acute type is caused by diseases. When it fails, toxins can no longer be taken out of the body. Those with acute failure will have swollen hands and feet. The blood pressure goes up. This is accompanied by dizziness and feelings of nausea. Among the major...

Remedies for Bladder Infection

A bladder infection is normally not an extremely serious condition. However it may be irritating to deal with such an infection because of the inconvenience of having to use the bathroom more frequently. A bladder infection may be caused by bacteria from skin near the vagina or the rectum that enters the urethra subsequently infecting the bladder or by holding the urine for a prolonged period of time. It is especially common in women mostly because of their shorter urinary tracts. Symptoms of...

Treatment for Kidney Stones

The kidney stones are comprised of acid and mineral salts. There are many causes but one of the most common is urine concentration, which leads to mineral crystallization. Kidney stones treatment may consist of just drinking water. But medication may be necessary in other cases. Treating Small Stones This stones may pass by just drinking lots of water. 1.9 to 2.8 liters (or 2 to 3 quarts) could be enough to flush it out of the body. If the stone passes and discomfort is felt, your doctor may prescribe...

Kidney Pain

Injuries and infections can lead to kidney pain, which is marked by one-sided and dull pain particularly in the upper back part of the body. Urinary symptoms and fever are some of the symptoms of this severe pain condition, which usually affect the right, left, lower and even the upper parts of the kidneys. For a better understanding of this medical condition, it is good to focus on its symptoms, diagnosis, treatments as well as causes. Kidney Pain Symptoms There are many symptoms of kidney pain,...

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

End stage Renal Disease or ESRD, occurs when the kidneys fail to function properly. They are no longer able to remove the wastes from the body and their lack of functioning can affect other important body functions.  It is a stage that is characterized by acute kidney impairment which is irreversible. It can no longer be controlled by conservative management alone, and treatment options for  this serious condition include dialysis or kidney transplant. Symptoms of End Stage Renal Disease The symptoms...

What Causes Kidney Stones?

Definition A kidney stone is a hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract. Normally, urine contains chemicals that prevent or inhibit the crystals from forming. These inhibitors do not seem to work for everyone, however, so some people form stones. If the crystals remain tiny enough, they will travel through the urinary tract and pass out of the body in the urine without being noticed. Kidney stones may contain various combinations of chemicals. The most...

Chronic Kidney Disease

  Kidneys are a pair of vital organs that are located at the rear of the abdominal cavity. These bean-shaped organs have numerous funtions that are extremely important for the proper functioning of the human body. They filter the blood and remove wastes that have been directed into the urinary bladder. Other functions of the kidneys include regulation of blood pressure and electrolytes and maintenance of acid-base balance. They also take care of the reabsorption of amino acids, glucose and...

Bladder Infection Symptoms

Inflammation of the urinary bladder and urethra are known as UTI (urinary tract infection). There are actually two types, cystitis and urethritis. Their symptoms are similar though. Bladder Infections Signs One of the early warning signs is that urination becomes more frequent. In most cases urination becomes painful (this condition is called dysuria). Nearly half of women with UTI experience fever. There is usually some minor pain in the lower back or sides. In more serious cases, the pain is...