Candida albicans is a yeast species that naturally grows in the vaginal area. There are factors that make the normal yeast population to over proliferate and then yeast infection develops. Some symptoms are vaginal irritation, intense itching, intense burning, cheesy white discharge, and redness in the vaginal area.
Many people tend to neglect their health everyday and they don’t even know it. One of the physical evidences of this health neglect is UTI or urinary tract infection. This is a disease brought about the accumulation of bacteria in the urethra, ureters, urinary bladder, and kidneys. UTI is a common but very distressful condition that anyone could have. Women are more susceptible to this because of their short urethra.
Your physician ordered a urinalysis to be done. You collected your urine specimen and sent it to the laboratory. The results showed that you have white blood cells (WBCs) in the urinalysis report and you wondered what that could be. A little knowledge on this diagnostic procedure won’t hurt a bit. Knowledge is power. Continue reading
It is very important for your excretory system to function very well. This is composed of vital organs that are responsible for balancing out the fluids and electrolytes in your system. It also makes sure that the toxins are eliminated from your body. So it is only natural for you to make sure that every part of your excretory system is optimal. This includes the urinary bladder.
The urinary bladder is a very integral part of your body system. It holds urine until it is time for it to eliminate. It is normal for you to have the urge to urinate everytime you take in copious amounts of liquids. You may even notice a frequency in your urination when the weather is cold. The reason behind this is because you don’t perspire when it is cold. So, your body needs to eliminate excess fluids and electrolytes through urination.
Kidneys are very important anatomical parts of the human body. They are responsible for eliminating the end products of protein breakdown—urea and ammonia. These organs are also capable of excreting carbon dioxide, heat, electrolytes, hydrogen, and bacterial toxins. Kidneys act as very efficient filters that regulate the ions and solutes in your blood. This enables the control of your blood’s volume and pH. Glucose, calcitrol (active vitamin D), and the enzyme for red blood cell production are produced by kidneys. They also eliminate the toxins produced by the various processes that happen in your body. With the use of your kidneys, your blood pressure and the renin-angiotensin pathway (brought about by its secretion of renin) are controlled as well.You may not be aware of it but when you lose much water in your body, your kidney secrete hormones that help you reabsorb water.
The kidney functions as the body’s main excretory organ. It eliminates the body’s metabolic wastes. Urine is formed in the kidneys, stored in the urinary bladder then excreted in the urethra. The normal color of urine ranges from pale yellow to deep amber. A colorless urine may indicate that a person may have been drinking too much water. Urine pigment is due to the urobilin or urochrome—a pigment that is thought to give the urine its color. A normal color of the urine tells a lot about the kidney and liver function of a person. Continue reading
A pathogen is a microorganism that causes a disease. An opportunistic pathogen is one that exists harmlessly as part of the normal flora of the human body and does not become a threat until the body’s immune system fails or is disturbed. Candida albicans is considered an opportunistic pathogen. Continue reading
What is a Urinary Tract Infection or commonly known as UTI? Are we prone of having UTI? Are you suffering from urinary tract infection?
Urinary tract infection or UTI is an illness that starts in the urinary system. It is an infection or illness that usually only limited to the bladder but if the infection is not treated on time; it can extend up to the kidneys, resulting to a more complicated one. Urinary tract infection is the second mainly widespread infection to the respiratory infection and women are the mostly infected by it because of the shorter urethra and nearer to the anus than men. Women are also prone to have this infection after having a sexual activity or after using with diaphragm for birth control. Continue reading
The female urinary tract is said to be very prone to infections because of its very short length. The internal environment is much more exposed to bacteria and impurities. This causes other parts of the female urinary tract to be greatly affected. Some of the common causes of the female urinary tract infections are bacteria from bowel, sex, holding urine for a long period of time.