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Kidney - Bladder - Urinary tract Support
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTI)
UTIs are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. Infections of the urinary tract are common - only respiratory infections occur more often. Each year, UTIs account for about seven million office visits and another one million emergency department visits, resulting in about 100,000 hospitalizations. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime; UTIs in men are less common. Nearly 20% of women who have a UTI will have another, and 30% of those will have yet another.
Most infections arise from one type of bacteria, Escherichia coli, which normally live in the colon. Usually, the most recent infection stems from a strain or type of bacteria that is different from the infection before it, indicating a separate infection. (Even when several UTIs in a row are due to E. coli, slight differences in the bacterial strains indicate distinct infections.) NIH-funded research suggests that one factor behind recurrent UTIs may be the ability of bacteria to attach to cells lining the urinary tract.
BLADDER & KIDNEY SUPPORT
Kidney stones, one of the most painful of the urologic disorders, have beset humans for centuries. Unfortunately, kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. Each year, people make almost 3 million visits to health care providers and more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems.
Doctors do not always know what causes a stone to form. While certain foods may promote stone formation in people who are susceptible, scientists do not believe that eating any specific food causes stones to form in people who are not susceptible.
A person with a family history of kidney stones may be more likely to develop stones. Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders such as cystic kidney diseases, and certain metabolic disorders such as hyperparathyroidism are also linked to stone formation.
For unknown reasons, the number of people in the United States with kidney stones has been increasing over the past 30 years. In the late 1970s, less than 4 percent of the population had stone-forming disease. By the early 1990s, the portion of the population with the disease had increased to more than 5 percent. Caucasians are more prone to develop kidney stones than African Americans. Stones occur more frequently in men. The prevalence of kidney stones rises dramatically as men enter their 40s and continues to rise into their 70s. For women, the prevalence of kidney stones peaks in their 50s. Once a person gets more than one stone, other stones are likely to develop.
Another recommended UTI home treatment is to take in lots of vitamin C to increase the acidity in the bladder. However, this area tends to be confusing since there is also mention of low pH balance.
An increase in pH is said to increase our risks of urinary tract infection. In order to ascertain that the taking in of vitamin C is a good UTI home treatment, we will try to understand its relation to pH balance.
What is pH balance in relation to Vitamin C?
Accordingly, if a body is said to have more acid content and less alkaline, then the pH balance is low. Conversely, if there is less acid content in proportion to the alkaline, then there is a high pH balance. Accordingly, if a body is said to have more acid content and less alkaline, then the pH balance is low. Conversely, if there is less acid content in proportion to the alkaline, then there is a high pH balance.
Another way of putting it is to base the body's content with the alkaline level. The more alkaline level, the higher the pH balance hence the latter will lower if there is less alkaline in the body. The measure 7.0 in pH is said to be a stand-off between between acid and alkaline which renders the body well balanced. What will make the UTI Home treatment more effective, low pH or high pH balance? According to medical experts, if a body takes in more than the required daily dosage of vitamin C , his body composition will naturally be rendered acidic. The pH balance will come into focus, because it is the proportion of the body's acid content in relation to alkaline content.
Vitamin C is said to create an acidic environment in the bladder, thus making it difficult for microorganisms like E coli to flourish and survive. In addition, a good bacteria which lives inside our body known as lactobacilli/Probiotics thrives in our bladder and urinary tract. It exists in that area for the main purpose of fighting invasive bacteria that attacks our urinary system. In order to perform its function well, this lactobacilli strain has to live in an acidic environment in the bladder and urinary tract.
A low pH balance will keep the good bacteria strong and active in combating the germs that invade our urinary organs. If an infection occurs, it means the lactobacilli is being overrun by the E coli and others. Taking in additional acids in the form of vitamin C will strengthen the good bacteria and weaken the bad bacteria. What is Better low pH or high pH balance?It is actually not a matter of having one higher than the other but a matter of maintaining balance between acid and alkaline. One example of alkaline deficiency is excessive hair loss. The ideal level of pH balance is at 7.0 hence, if in the examination of our body system, our pH measures lower than 7.0, then we are acidic and we need to increase our intake of alkaline rich foods.
If the pH is more than 7.0, then we have a high pH, which tends to make us susceptible to urinary tract infection. The lactobacilli existing in our urinary system weakens and can be overwhelmed by the invading bad bacteria. It is suggested that we eat mostly alkaline based food then take on vitamin C supplementsor vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C. The quality of water should also be considered, since some water have been tested to be acidic.