Urinary Tract Infections Animation
A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infectionin any part of the urinary system â€” the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. An infection of the urethra, or urethritis,may cause burning sensation when urinating and cloudy discharge. A bladder infection, or cystitis, may resultin pelvic pain, frequent, painful urination, and blood in urine. A kidney infection, or acute pyelonephritis,may cause back pain (possibly only on one side), high fever, chills and nausea.
UTIs typically occur when bacteria enter theurinary tract through the urethra and multiply in the bladder. Most commonly, these bacteria come from thedigestive tract through fecal matter. UTIs are more common in women because of theiranatomy. Specifically, the short distance from theA to the opening of the urethra and bladder makes it easier for the bacteria from thedigestive tract to reach the urinary system. This is why the most common UTIs occur mainlyin women and affect the bladder and urethra. Other bacteria may be brought over with Scontact.
Women who use certain types of birth controlsuch as diaphragms or spermicidal agents are more at risk. Hormonal deficiency during menopause alsomakes women more vulnerable to infection. Infection limited to the bladder can be easilytreated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, a lower urinarytract infection may spread up to the kidneys where it becomes more dangerous. A kidney infection may result in permanentkidney damage. In rare cases, an infection may also spreadto the bloodstream and can be life threatening.
Urinary tract infections can be preventedfollowing these steps: Drink plenty of fluids â€“ to flush outbacteria more frequently. Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement this helps prevent bacteria in stools from spreading to the urethra. Empty the bladder soon after I to flushbacteria. Avoid feminine products such as douchesand powders, which could irritate the urethra. Avoid diaphragms and spermicides as birthcontrol methods.
Are My Bad Headaches Caused By My Yeast Infection
Good day, there. Eric Bakker, naturopath,author of Candida Crusher with another question. Are my bad headaches caused from a yeast infection,Eric? I get lots of headaches. I get bloating. Here's a question I do get asked not thatoften, but I do. And this is how I'm going to explain it to you. I think a key thing which people tend to overlookwith Candida is what I call the metabolic byproducts of Candida. We know that Candidaalbicans is yeast, but what a lot of people don't know is what yeast can basically do;yeast can die down and cell wall fragments can create problems. Yeast can also createimmunosuppressant toxins themselves, and yeast
can also create another chemical called acetaldehyde,which is very common. Acetaldehyde also occurs when you drink alcohol. Acetaldehyde productionalso occurs when yeast are in the digestive system. In Japan, high yeast in the gut is a diseasenow called Drunk Disease and some people can actually feel spaced out or stoned with highacetaldehyde levels. Acetaldehyde infiltrates the brain and you certainly know all aboutthat when you drink having that stoned heavy feeling the day after. Now imagine when youdrink alcohol and you've got a yeast infection, you've got a doublebarrel dose. And thisis why a lot of guys who drink beer or wine
or women who drink lots of wine with bad yeastinfections can feel particularly phaged out and really stoned and washed out with consumptionof alcohol. The toxins I was talking about are calledGliotoxins. A study was conducted in Germany in 2010, and has actually been published ina circulatory journal. You can actually read about that in my book, Candida Crusher. Gliotoxincan cripple the immune system. So Gliotoxins produced in the presence of various typesof fungi like Aspergillus, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis; I think there are 19 speciesof Candida and several produce Gliotoxin. Gliotoxin is quite an insidious toxin thatcan have very bad effects on the immune system.
It can out regulate some pathways. There'sa particular chemical produced called Interleukin 6 and that can be produced, and in higheramounts, in the presence of Gliotoxin. And this can create pain and inflammation. The other thing with the Gliotoxin is it canaffect the circulation and even the clotting of the blood. So some experts even believethat Candida can predispose you toward things like strokes. It's amazing, isn't it? Themannose, basically glycoproteins or small fragments of cell wall that get into the bloodstreamas yeast dies, and these can also infiltrate into the brain like Gliotoxin and acetaldehydeand create pain and pressure and inflammation.
So many people talk to me about feeling washedout, stoned, brain fog, even drunk, and now you know. These are some of the reasons whyyou could feel like that from a Candida infection. So yes, Candida can cause headaches and evenserious headaches. So I hope that answers your question. You can read a lot more aboutthis in my book, Candida Crusher. Thank you.