Urinary Conditions

Problems with the urinary system can affect anybody at any age, but you become particulary vulnerable as you age. Let’s take a look at different kinds of urinary complaints and how we can best avoid them using natural medicines.


 

Kidney Stones

You only get one set of kidneys. It is important to take care of your important organs and systems such as the urinary system which plays a vital role in maintaining your optimal health. With its miles of microscopic tubules, the kidney is the main system for the filtration of toxins from the blood. For this reason it is easy for the kidneys become overwhelmed and weakened. Yet in modern medicine, the kidneys are often overlooked unless there is a serious health problem such as a kidney infection or kidney stones. Your kidneys are in fact quite sensitive to toxic damage from antibiotics, pain relievers like Panadol, solvents like formaldehyde (dry cleaners), heavy metals (mercury), toxins (household cleansers, personal care products), bacteria (foods), herbicides (garden sprays) and the tens of thousands of chemicals (like plastics) present not only in the processed foods you consume regularly, but just about everything we come in contact with on a daily basis. Let’s have a more in-depth look at what we can do to improve kidney function, and avoid kidney stones.


Urinary Tract Infections

What is a Urinary Tract Infection? And more importantly, how do you get urinary tract infection? We will cover these questions and more in the interesting article about urinary tract infections, otherwise known as UTI. The other term commonly used is cystitis, and what we really mean is an infection of the bladder, but the term cystitis is often used indiscriminately and it really covers a wide range lower urinary tract infections and irritations. Cystitis can be quite uncomfortable indeed, because it causes burning sensations during urination and a often times includes a frequent need to urinate.