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Recurring bladder infections

Urinary tract infection is an infection induced mainly by the bacteria called Escherichia coli, which can appear in any section of the urinary tract. When the bacteria penetrate into the...

Low and High Cortisol Levels Symptoms

Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone which is often called the stress hormone, because it is involved in stress and anxiety. Cortisol increases the blood pressure, blood sugar levels and reduces...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease treatment

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or PID, is a condition that can be caused by many types of bacteria. PID is most commonly associated with the sexually transmittable diseases chlamydia and gonorrhea...

Interstitial Cystitis, Endometriosis's Evil Twin Brother

Interstitial Cystitis, doctors call it Endometriosis's evil twin brother, is a disease that often goes undiagnosed. Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic condition also known as painful bladder syndrome. But first...

Prevention of renal calculi

Kidney, renal stones, are small, hard deposits that form inside the renal pelvis and eventually leave kidneys, enter the ureters and are via the bladder eliminated from the body. The...

Excessive urination facts

Even though excessive urination is commonly considered to be a normal sign of aging, it should never be disregarded and overlooked. Namely, frequent and excessive urination, medically known as...

Prevention of hydronephrosis

Hydronephrosis is a medical condition characterized by swelling of the inside of the kidney due to inadequate elimination of urine from the renal pelvis or backflow or urine from lower...

E. coli in urine

Escherichia coli or E. coli, named after Theodor Escherich, who was first to isolate the species of this genus, is a bacterium that, depending on the strain, causes a wide...

Drug abuse and kidney failure

Drugs of any kind will pass through the kidneys at some stage. This is true for both legal and illegal drugs. Our kidneys serve to rid the body of waste...

Benign uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign tumorous growths affecting the uterus. They originate from the myometrium, the middle layer of the uterine wall, hence they are made of smooth muscle fibers. These...