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Know How To Maintain Good Urological Health!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Know How To Maintain Good Urological Health!
Urological problems occur irrespective of gender and age. So, if you don t want to fall victim to the problems of urinary tract infection, urinary incontinence, kidneys tones or any other urological disorder, here are a few tips that can help you improve your overall urological health.

Water is your best friend: Water and other fluids are your best friend if you want to maintain your urological health. As you already know the main purpose of the urinary system is to cleanse your body and excrete all the waste and toxic products from your body. These toxins and waste are excreted from the body with the help of urine. So, when you increase your water intake, more and more toxins will be thrown out of your body. Doctors usually recommend having at least 8 glasses of water per day. But apart from water certain fruit juices like cranberry juice, which is excellent for urological health.

Don t hold your urine: There are many people who have a habit of holding back their urine. Therefore, it is important for you to know that it can do your body a lot of harm. So, when you feel the urge to go to the toilet, it is essential that empty your bladder.

Stop having alcohol and coffee: Coffee and alcohol, both have several bad effects on your body. They act as a diuretic. These two products tend to irritate the lining of your bladder. This causes urinary incontinence and you will feel the urge to urinate more frequently.

Reduce your intake of salt: Salt is an important seasoning and is required in every dish. Consuming it is okay but some people tend to take salt in quite higher amounts. You should never do that. This leads to the retention of water in your body. They often lead to an increase in blood pressure and also leads to kidney damage. The occurrence of kidney stones also occurs on increased salt intake. Thus, fried and canned foods should be avoided as much as possible if you want to keep the urinary tract problems at bay.

Hygiene is very important: During intercourse, many microorganisms enter your urinary tract and they even have the potential to cause several infections. Urinary tract infections are more common in women due to the shorter length of the urethra in them. The female vagina and male groin become the hub for microorganisms. And they get transferred during sex. So, you must maintain hygiene by cleaning your private parts regularly and changing your underwear daily. Keep your genitalia clean. Wash it with a mild cleanser or even plain water would do.
These tips are very crucial and following them thoroughly will help you to maintain proper urological health. The responsibility of maintaining good health always lies in your own hands.

Urinary Infection - What Causes It?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Guwahati
Urinary Infection - What Causes It?
Urinary infection is one widespread disorder that most of the human beings face in the later stages of their lives. The infection is experienced mostly by half of the women and according to statistical data, it has been noted that about 40% of women and 12% of men get infected with urinary infection. Women who are sexually active have more possibilities to get this infection. It is an infection suffered by many people and, which is more vulnerable to children and women.

The symptoms that are identified for a person with urinary infection are frequent urination and burning sensation at the time of passing urine. In certain cases, women even experience leaking of urine while sleeping. It is advised not to take this condition casually as it can lead to further complications, and medications need to be taken to reduce the discomfort caused.

Main Causes of Urinary Infection

The main reason why urinary infection is caused is due to a bacterium that moves from the urinary duct into the urinary bladder.
The other main reasons for urinary tract infection are due to sexual intercourse, pregnancy and diabetes.
There are chances to get urinary infection if a person has sex with many partners
In most women, urinary infection is caused due to hormonal imbalance after menopause
Women should not hold back the urge for urinating frequently, as it can weaken the bladder and makes it prone to urinary infection.

Treatment for Urinary Infection
There are simple and helpful home remedies that can be used for the treatment of urinary infection, and these include:

It is very necessary to drink a lot of water, as it would help flush the bacteria from the bladder that causes the infection. It is advisable to drink at least 80 ounces of water on a daily basis.
It is advisable to eat foods rich in Vitamin C as they are helpful in making the urine more acidic, and it inhibits further growth of the bacterium in the urinary tract.
It is very important that spicy foods and bladder irritants like caffeine, carbonated drinks and artificial sweeteners be cut from the diet to reduce the irritation.
It is very important to include healthy foods in your diet, and that are rich in high-fiber carbohydrates and helpful in digestive health of your body.
Herbal remedies can be opted for treatment of urinary tract infection, and the leaves of bearberry are used for this purpose.
Most importantly, it is very necessary to adopt healthier habits and quit smoking. Women should wear loose clothing and make use of personal hygiene products that are free from any fragrance.
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Causes And Symptoms Of Urinary Tract Infection

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology
Urologist, Bhopal
Causes And Symptoms Of Urinary Tract Infection
Infection caused in the kidneys, bladder, urethra or the ureters is known as urinary tract infection. According to doctors, women are generally more at risk of suffering from this condition than men. Some of the causes which contribute to the development of this infection are-


1. Invasion of bacteria
Like any other infection, one of the causes of urinary tract infection is the invasion of the bacteria Escherichia coli in the bladder. This type of bacteria is most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract and is most often held responsible for urinary tract infection.

2. Spreading of the bacteria from anus to urethra
The spread of the gastrointestinal bacteria from the anus to the urethra leads to the infection of the urethra thereby causing urinary tract infection.

Some of the symptoms of urinary tract infection are-

1. A nagging urge to urinate
One of the most predominant symptoms of urinary tract infection is a persistent, nagging urge to urinate. You would know your urinary tract is infected when you feel the urgency to urinate extremely frequently.

2. There is a burning sensation when you urinate
The symptoms of urinary infection are extremely visible and are felt intensely by the one suffering from it. If you feel a burning sensation while urinating, chances are extremely high that you are suffering from urinary tract infection.

3. Red colored urine
Sometimes your urine may contain perceptible amount of blood in them. In most cases, presence of blood in urine is a definite sign of urinary tract infection.

4. Foul smelled urine
An internal infection in the urinary tract manifests itself in different ways. One of the chief symptoms of this infection is discharging foul smelling urine.

5. Pain in the pelvic area
Women who suffer from urinary tract infection experience excruciating pain near the pelvic area, sometimes extending to the pubic bone.
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Can I take ecosprin 75 av along with metolar xr 25 mg, eslo 5 mg and cifran 500 for urine infection?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Can I take ecosprin 75 av along with metolar xr 25 mg, eslo 5 mg and cifran 500 for urine infection?
You can take ecosprin 75 av along with metolar xr 25 mg, eslo 5 mg and cifran 500 for urine infection.
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I am having burn like feeling while urinating, the urine feels like hot paper in the tube.

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
I am having burn like feeling while urinating, the urine feels like hot paper in the tube.
Seems like urine infection. Please consult with me on my private chat window for full treatment details and prescription.
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I recently was on antibiotics for a uti that I wasn't even aware that I had. Towards the end of treatment I developed a yeast infection went to the doctor gave urine and was given a prescription. My clitoris is now swollen irritated and itchy. It is almost unbearable to wear clothes. I need relief please help.

MBBS, Diploma Emergency medicine
General Physician, Patiala
I recently was on antibiotics for a uti that I wasn't even aware that I had. Towards the end of treatment I developed...
Sorry to hear abt your problem yeast infection can be treated by pessary or tablet I need further history to help you out you can consult me online will be happy to help you thanks.
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My urine pus cell 1-2 and epithelial cells 2-4 .i notice mildly burning sensation on urine after 1-2 minute urination.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My urine pus cell 1-2 and epithelial cells 2-4 .i notice mildly burning sensation on urine after 1-2 minute urination.
Drink 1 glass of water every 1 hour. With proper hydration urine infection will come down. Antibiotics may be necessary if symptoms do not subside or temperature rises.
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I am 23 years old there has been bleeding and extreme pain in urination from a week. Tests are normal except for pus cells (4-6hpf. Culture result is awaited.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I am 23 years old there has been bleeding and extreme pain in urination from a week. Tests are normal except for pus ...
It's urinary tract infection, take plenty of water, take alkasol, with this you need proper homoeopathic treatment.
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I have bronchitis in general when weather changes. I am having some shortness of breathe which woke me midnight with little of heavy chest. I have been having cold water and sleeping in ac. I generally take luckotas hd. I am also on niftas 100 mg for a uti. Please advice.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I have bronchitis in general when weather changes. I am having some shortness of breathe which woke me midnight with ...
LIKLY ALLERGIC ASTHMA. PFT to confirm. If asthma confirmed better to start LABA and ICS combination by inhalation with spacer
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A Great Way To Treat Urinary Tract Infection With Homoeopathy!

BHMS, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR)
Homeopath, Jaipur
A Great Way To Treat Urinary Tract Infection With Homoeopathy!
Urinary tract infection is a type of infection that occurs in the urinary tract of the body. This disorder tends to occur more in women than men as the length of the urethra is shorter in women, thus increasing chances of this infection. The most common cause of urinary tract infections is the E. Coli bacteria, especially in the lower part of the urinary tract consisting of the urethra and the bladder.

Homeopathy adopts a holistic approach to urinary tract infections, the remedies aim to treat the underlying causes of the infection. The treatments are free from any side effect and have a beneficial impact on your overall wellbeing. Before prescribing a remedy, the practitioner diagnoses by asking about your medical history, work habits and your mental health. Based on a thorough diagnosis, remedies will be prescribed.

Some of these homeopathic remedies to treat UTIs include:

Apis: Apis is recommended if you have symptoms such as experiencing a burning feeling after urination and less urine. You may have swelling around the eyes and also may not experience much thirst. The condition tends to worsen in hot weather conditions.
Cantharis: Cantharis is recommended if you experience constant urges to urinate; however, the amount of urine may be very low. Apart from this, you might also experience intense pain while urinating along with traces of blood in the urine. Back pain is another complication that occurs along with the above mentioned symptoms.
Sarsaparilla: This remedy is recommended when you experience pain in the lower abdomen and the back. Your urine may also contain blood and sediments.
Benzoic acid: In case your urine has a strong odor, benzoic acid may be the recommended remedy. It is also used to treat pain in the urethra which flares up when you are not urinating.
Staphysagria: This remedy is used when UTIs develop as a result of any sexual activity. You may experience a constant urge to urinate and feel pressure in the bladder. Prostatic enlargements which cause infections in the urinary tract can also be treated using this remedy.
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