How to Maintain Urinary Tract Health

February 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Kidney Health

Kidneys, bladder and urinary tract have an important role in our bodies and overall health. Any malfunction in the urinary tract causes a number of ailments.

About Urinary Tract Problems:
These problems can be due to your genes. Your genes can make your kidneys susceptible to formation of kidney stones. Low fluids intake and high protein consumption can also form kidney stones. Bacteria like E.coli can cause urinary tract infection. Urinary incontinence can be caused due to old age. The muscles of the bladder become slack in old age. A complete non-functioning of the kidneys called kidney failure. This could be because of damage to the kidney due to external factors like an accident. Or it could be due to aging.

How to Diagnosis Urinary Tract Problems:
Less complicated urinary tract problems can be diagnosed through simple urine analysis. Highly complicated ones need MRI scanning.

How to Treat Urinary Tract Problems:
Treatment for simple urinary tract problems could be consuming ample fluids. Treatment for complicated urinary tract problems could be kidney transplant.

Simple cystitis and nephritis like ailments need antibiotics. Amoxicillin is one such antibiotic. When urinary tract diseases are caused by diabetes then treatment for diabetes is commenced. Urinary incontinence could be treated with exercises, dietary control, drugs and lifestyle changes.

Kidney failure is treated with kidney dialysis. When kidney dialysis fails then kidney transplant is undertaken. Kidney transplants have a fifty percent chance of success. In some cases the transplanted kidney can be rejected by the body.

How to Prevent Urinary Tract Problems:
Some preventive action can be taken for urinary tract health like drinking of ample quantities of water. Water cleanses the kidney and bladder well. Tea, coffee and alcohol should be consumed in moderate quantities.

How Diet Can Control Urinary Tract Problems:
Diet should consist more of healthy food components like whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Stale, preserved and artificially coloured foods which are toxic should be avoided. Intake of sodium, potassium, calcium and phosphates in right amounts help the kidneys and bladder maintain proper fluid balance and electrolyte balance in the body. Kidneys and bladder can also regulate the blood pressure well with these minerals.

How Exercise Can Control Urinary Tract Problems:
Regular exercise of both body and mind is important for urinary tract health maintenance.