Category Archives for Urinary Tract

Kidney Disease

Definition of Kidney Disease Kidney disease refers to any disease that impairs kidney function. It is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States and is often associated with diabetes and high blood pressure. Read more

UTI Home Remedy

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. The urine generally does not contain bacteria, viruses and fungi, so when bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine, they cause a UTI. Cystitis is the most common from of UTI and it results from an infection in the bladder. Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection and a more serious type of UTI. UTI is fairly easy to treat but it does cause a lot of discomfort. Read...

Kidney Stone Symptoms

Statistics show that nearly 10% of the population will experience this health condition in one form or the other at some time. However, this ailment can be cured if diagnosed early. Kidney Stones Signs Some minor symptoms include dull pain in the rib area. Gradually the pain increases. There will be painful spasms from under the ribs and the hip bone. Eventually the sensation will move towards the inner thigh. The major indicator for women is pain in the vulva. For males ache is felt in the testicles. In...

Abdominal Hernia Symptoms

Abdominal hernia is a condition characterized with a muscle defect in the abdominal wall resulting to a gap or hole in the abdominal cavity. This allows pressure on the abdominal organs such as intestines as well as fats to be pushed out of the abdominal cavity. While some abdominal hernia symptoms are minor and sometimes asymptomatic on its early stage, the condition can become a medical emergency once the blood supply is cut off from the hernia opening. The abdominal hernia symptoms become a major...

Bladder Pain

When the bladder is suffering from chronic stabbing pain, people will surely experience severe bodily discomfort, specifically in the upper, lower, right and left portions of the pelvic area. Some of its possible causes include torulopsis, interstitial cystitis and bladder cancer, all of which are characterized by tingling sensation, dull feeling and shooting pain. Knowledge about its treatments, causes and symptoms is guaranteed to help patients manage the sharp pain and discomfort that are making...

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...

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...