At the beginning of every month we will pick our favourite entry as the winner and publish it on this site. From time to time, you may hear or read scientific reports allegedly showing that such-and-such vitamin doesn’t work or may even be harmful to your health. They are a perfect example of the existing, and often uninformed, prejudice against nutritional supplements. Perhaps it will even help medical health professionals to appreciate and, hopefully, consider the nutritional and lifestyle-based approach as the alternative treatment option for urinary tract infections.

When it comes to prostate care, you need to stay alert, ask questions, and ultimately rely on yourself for important healthcare decisions. By applying the outlined guidelines, you will be able to take better control of your urinary and prostate health, just as all men should do. The male urethra is much longer than the female’s, not allowing bacteria quick access to the bladder and this, together with the antibacterial actions of some secretions of the prostate gland, probably accounts for why men are less likely than women to develop urinary tract infection. These organs produce, store, and eliminate urine — a combination of water and waste products that passes out of the body as fluid. Despite its unsanitary image, the urine inside the bladder is normally sterile, free of bacteria. In fact, it has been called the «last clean stream in America!

Also present in the skin where it functions as one of the endogenous components of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor, urea helps to kill the detrimental bacteria that cause bacterial forms of prostatitis. However, the penis has bacteria that live in this warm, moist environment. Signs and symptoms of bladder infection — less commmon in men than in women — are similar in both sexes. Mild cases of acute urinary tract infeciton may disappear spontaneously without any treatment. Cystitis in men — the bacterial infection or inflammation of the urinary bladder — is 50 times less common than in women and girls. Blood may make the urine look smoky or urine may even appear bloody with small clots.

Visible blood in the urine may also indicate more serious abnormalities of the urinary system and usually requires further medical evaluation. PLEASE NOTE: Inflammation in the bladder is called cystitis, whether or not it is caused by infection. PLEASE NOTE: These symptoms do not necessarily mean there is a bladder infection. In other words, it is an irritation of the bladder not caused by a urinary tract infection with the symptoms similar to those due to a urinary tract infection. The exact causes of noninfectious cystitis are often unknown. A professional diagnosis is essential. Frequent emptying of the bladder can become a habit and this habit prevents the bladder from filling to its true capacity.

It causes the bladder to become even more irritable and a vicious circle is established. However, you can retrain your bladder by holding on by contracting your pelvic floor muscles. If «holding on» is difficult, you can try distracting your attention from your bladder by doing something. The feeling of urgency will subside as the bladder contraction dies away. Learn to hold your urine for longer periods. Start by choosing a time interval you are reasonably comfortable with. Men are less likely to get a kidney infection as they usually do not suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections.

Occasionally the bacteria causing a bladder infection with ascend up into the kidneys and cause a kidney infection. This can be serious, since kidney infections can scar the kidneys. Fortunately, most bladder infections do not turn into kidney infections, and a small scar in one kidney infection is harmless. But kidney infections are to be taken very seriously and treated promptly. Left untreated, a kidney infection can lead to reduced kidney function and, in severe cases, possibly even to death. Genitals must be kept dry and clean! Less than careful hygiene, is one of the most frequent causes of repeated urinary tract infections.

33 out of 100 people. Incontinence, however, is not a disease, but rather a symptom of another condition involving the urinary system, such as acute or frequent bladder infections. Some causes, such as urinary tract infections, may be temporary. Urinary incontinence can have a varying impact on peoples lives, in many cases it can be very distressing and embarrassing, often preventing one living a normal life. This embarrassment prevents many people seeking help, this is a pity as there are many things that can be done to help. This is a common problem especially among the elderly men who are at increased risk for developing urinary tract infections due to incomplete emptying of the bladder. 27 percent to 85 percent. Due to this condition, most paraplegics are exposed to the regular use of catheters and drugs. However, catheters often increase the risk of urinary tract injuries and repeated bladder infections — a common problem in people with spinal cord impairment. Exposed to repeated or long-term courses of antibiotics, in time, they also develop resistance to drugs what makes maintaining healthy urinary tract for them even more difficult. Vesico-ureteric reflux is a congenital abnormality of the urinary tract that some children are born with, in which urine flows back into the ureters or kidney during urination.