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bladder kidney and urinary tract

Parenting
May 12, 2019

Bedwetting teenager? Here’s what you can do

Wetting the bed is expected amongst young children, but what if you don’t outgrow this? What if your child at age 16 still wets the bed? Here’s how to handle it.
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
March 20, 2019

Home remedies for UTIs

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can occur in any part of the urinary tract. The kidneys, bladder, urethra and ureters could also be affected. Besides your doctor’s help and the use of antibiotics, there are home remedies you can try to further ease UTI symptoms.
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
March 20, 2019

How to know if you have injured a kidney

Most of us suffer from back pain at some point. In fact, it’s estimated that lower back pain affects between 30% and 80% of us, and the risk increases with age. Your lower back bears the weight of your upper body, which means that it experiences a lot of stress and strain as you sit, stand and move. While back pain isn’t always serious, it could be a sign that something else is going on in your body. One of these causes is a kidney problem.
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
January 23, 2019

All you need to know about incontinence

Incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. It’s a widespread condition that can range in severity from a small leak to complete loss of bladder control. Faecal or bowel incontinence is a similar condition, resulting in a loss of control of bowel motions, and release of wind from the bowel. Urinary incontinence is an unfortunate by-product of poor bladder control and affects almost twice as many women as men. This is because events like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause distress the bladder, urethra, and the muscles that support these organs. Urinary incontinence is most often a symptom of…
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
November 30, 2018

What to do when there’s blood in your pee

Do you need to see the doctor if your pee has blood in it? Unless you are a woman and are currently menstruating, the answer is Yes! it’s not normal to have blood in your pee. The colour of your urine says a lot about your health. What’s more concerning is spotting blood in it which could appear red, maroon, pink, or like a dark, smoky colour. Haematuria Haematuria is what doctors call it when you have there’s blood in your urine. In rare cases, red urine may be caused by certain foods or medicines. You may or may not…
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Sexual Health
November 30, 2018

How Kegel exercises can improve your sex life

What does the strength of your pelvic floor have to do with orgasms? A lot - if you want an amazing sex life! The pelvic floor is a powerful set of muscles that sits between your tailbone and pubic bone. It supports your core and the organs of your lower abdomen. A strong pelvic floor could mean more intense and longer-lasting orgasms, since it’s those very pelvic floor muscles that contract during an orgasm. Arnold Henry Kegel, an American gynaecologist, invented the Kegel exercises (also called pelvic floor exercises) as a non-surgical treatment for genital relaxation. These exercises consist of…
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