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Urinary Tract Infections UTIs in Adults

January 9th, 2018
Urinary Tract Infections UTIs in Adults

Urinary tract infections UTIs in adults are the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for about 8.1 million visits to health care providers each year.

Women are especially prone to UTIs for anatomical reasons. One factor is that a woman’s urethra is shorter, allowing bacteria quicker access to the bladder.

Urinary Tract Infection UTI In Children

January 8th, 2018
Urinary Tract Infection UTI In Children

A Urinary Tract Infection UTI in children is an infection in the urinary tract. Infections are caused by microbes—organisms too small to be seen without a microscope. Bacteria* are the most common cause of UTIs. Normally, bacteria that enter the urinary tract are quickly removed by the body before they cause symptoms.

Urinary Incontinence Treatments

Urinary Incontinence Treatments

Some of the causes of urinary incontinence are temporary and easily reversible. These include:

urinary tract infection
vaginal infection or irritation
medication
constipation
restricted mobility

Although pads or diapers may prevent embarrassing leakage, other urinary incontinence treatments currently available can eliminate your need to wear such protection.

Bladder Prolapse – Loss of Bladder Control

Bladder Prolapse – Loss of Bladder Control

Bladder prolapse affects only women. Under normal conditions, the bladder is held in position by a “hammock” of supporting pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. If these muscles and tissues stretch or become weak the bladder can sag into the vagina*. This is known as bladder prolapse or a cystocele.