Category Archives: Urinary System Health
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are incredibly common, and they are caused by various bacteria making their way into the urethra and up into the urinary tract where they cause an infection. The symptoms of a UTI include burning, itching and problems urinating, and they can affect anyone at any age. Many times, urinary tract infections go untreated and may resolve on their own after a certain period of time. However, typically antibiotics are used in order to kill the bacteria that are causing the infection.
Gout is a condition that is often thought of as acute arthritis. Essentially gout refers to the sudden and intense onset of arthritis like symptoms. These symptoms include pain, tenderness, redness and swelling in the joints, and the joint in the big toe is one that is very commonly affected. Gout is more likely to occur in men and post menopausal women, however it can affect anyone and at any time.