Bladder pain can result from inflammation, infection, damage or injury to the bladder. The symptoms may be constant or variable and may improve or worsen with movement. The pain may be described as sharp, dull, stabbing, burning or throbbing and can range in intensity from mild to severe. Continue reading
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
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
A foley catheter is a flexible tube that is inserted to the urinary meatus to be indwelled in the urinary bladder in order to drain urine. Catheters are sized in units called French, wherein one French is equal to 0.33 millimeter. Sizes vary to cater pediatric and adult sizes of urinary passages. A very large diameter of a foley catheter may post a trauma when inserted to a small urethral passage while a very thin catheter may have leaks and may have inaccurate urine output measurement for patients requiring intake and output measurements. Catheter sizes vary from French 9 (smallest diameter) to French 48 (largest diameter). Continue reading
THE FUNCTION OF OUR BONES
Our skeletal system provides our bodies a rigid framework to support the organs of the whole body. The skeleton supports the body against the pull of gravity. The large bones of the lower limbs (femur, tibia and fibula) support the trunk when standing. The cranium, also known as the skull, surrounds the brain to make it less vulnerable to injury. The vertebrae or the bones of the spine surround and protect the spinal cord, which is very vital. The bones of the rib protect the vital organs of the heart and lungs. The skeletal system and the muscular system of the body work hand in hand to enable us body movement, perfectly engineered to sustain stress and different ranges of motion. Continue reading