Bladder problems you should not ignore

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 14, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Part of maintaining your health as an adult includes paying attention to any problems or issues that occur out of the ordinary. This includes keeping an eye on your bladder and how often you use the restroom. It’s true if you drink more water, you’ll need to urinate more. But it’s important to pay attention to the signs that indicate a serious problem involving your bladder.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Health, UTI, Kidney stones

Urinary tract infections: don’t ignore the pain

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 1, 2015 1:00:00 PM

When you hear the term urinary tract infection, or UTI, you might think of a bladder infection. But in fact, the bladder is just one part of your urinary tract. A UTI can be an infection in the kidneys, ureter (tubes that connect each kidney to the bladder), bladder, or urethra (tube that connects the bladder to the outside of the body).

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, UTI

Cranberry juice may help prevent UTI

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 5, 2015 1:00:00 PM

University of Michigan researchers found that cranberries have the added benefit of lowering the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) by 50 percent in women who have undergone elective gynecological surgery with a catheter in place. According to lead author Betsy Foxman, the decrease in infection rates is equal to when antibiotics are taken as a preventive measure.

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Topics: OBGYN, UTI