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Urinary tract infection

Sexual Health
August 8, 2019

Do you have an STD, or a UTI?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and urinary tract infections (UTI) share very common symptoms and are misdiagnosed more often than you think.
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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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Women's Health
August 12, 2017

“Make my period pains stop!”

It’s that time of the month when your PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms descends in full and living colour. You’re in pain, cranky and irritable. You want to eat everything in sight and curl up into a warm bed. Aches, pains, cramps, mood swings; why does it all hurt so bad? Each month, your ovaries release one egg. The ovulation process happens before and during your menstrual cycle. The lining of your uterus thickens with blood, and your egg moves into one of the Fallopian tubes. Here, it waits to be fertilised, or is shed by your body through the vagina…
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
May 6, 2017

5 reasons you’re not weeing

Weeing isn’t something you need to think about doing; it just happens. But lately, that has been a (wee) bit difficult. Trips to the loo have become painful. And, worst of all, you don’t know why. The reason for your weeing woes could be one of these: 1. You’re dehydrated. Dehydration is when there isn’t enough water in the body, as a result of not getting enough fluids, or excessive fluid loss. It usually happens when you’re sick with diarrhoea or vomitting, and can’t replace the fluids you’re losing fast enough. When this happens, your kidneys retain as much fluid…
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
April 6, 2017

5 reasons you’re weeing all the time

When nature calls, we really have no choice but to answer. However, running to the bathroom one too many times a day can say much more about the state of your health than what you might think. The average bladder can hold about one and a half to two cups of urine during the day and the average adult should urinate about six times a day. If you find yourself running to the loo more than six times each day, you might be at risk of illness. It is important for the bladder to be emptied regularly and completely because…
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