Urinary Tract

Definition of Urinary Tract:

The kidneys and the lower urinary tract, which includes the ureters, bladder, and urethra.

Also: UT

Topics Related to Urinary Tract


...as a treatment
“...Genitourinary Conditions: Eliminates stored water, fluid retention and swelling, kidney, kidney stones, bladder and prostrate disorders, relieves urinary issues, and urinary tract and bladder infections...”

Bearberry (Uva Ursi)

...as a treatment
“...Uva Ursi is found in a variety of products, most of them having to do with urinary tract health.  Standardized extracts of Uva Ursi are available with up to 20% arbutin...”
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Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...It is also considered an anti-spasmodic and muscle relaxant, specific to the urinary tract system.  Traditionally it is also used as an anodyne (pain reliever), aperitif (appetite stimulator), a digestive, carminative (helps gas to be expelled from stomach and intestines), and...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...the condition
“...Hypertension, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, obstructions of the urinary tract, glomerulonephritis, and other disorders should be treated as appropriate...”


...as a treatment
“...Cleavers also acts as a diuretic and as such the herb promotes in increased urine flow and helps to rid the kidneys and bladder of gravel and stones, helps clear the urinary tract of various infections, alleviates prostate disorders and treats other acute and inflammatory urinary diseases...”

Cranberry Juice

...as a treatment
“...This compound seems to prevent E. coli (the primary cause of chronic UTIs) from attaching to the lining of the urinary tract; thus preventing an infection...”

Enlarged Bladder

...the condition
“...For other people, bladder enlargement is often caused by a blockage of the urinary tract, for example by bladder stones or a tumor...”


...as a treatment
“...It has diuretic properties, making it useful in various urinary tract and kidney preparations...”

Gravel Root

...as a treatment
“...A tea made from the roots and leaves has been used to eliminate stones from the urinary tract, to treat urinary incontinence in children, cystitis, urethritis, impotence and other conditions...”


...as a treatment
“Hydrangea is an outstanding herb for those concerned with kidney, bladder, prostate and general urinary tract health.  Wild hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is related to the garden variety of hydrangea, though a distant North American relative...”

Irrigation Therapy

...related topic
“Washing out a cavity or wound with a fluid; irrigation of the kidney parenchyma and the urinary tract by addition of increased amounts of liquid, usually a mild herbal teas with aquaretic or diuretic properties.”

Kidney Stone

...related topic
“...Symptoms usually begin with intense waves of pain as a stone moves in the urinary tract.  Typically, a person feels a sharp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen...”

Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

...our question about Blood in urine (hematuria)
“The bleeding may be caused by abrasion along the urinary tract as the stone travels.”


...related topic
“Having stones, usually in reference to the kidneys and urinary tract, sometimes to the gall bladder apparatus...”

Marshmallow Root

...as a treatment
“...Marshmallow root is used mostly as a demulcent, having soothing properties on various mucous membranes such as the lungs and urinary tract.  These properties have made it a frequent addition to lung preparations, cough syrups (marshmallow is also thought to be antitussive), urinary tract preparations, stomach ailments and...”
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...as a treatment
“...Parsley Root helps bladder, kidney, liver, lung, stomach, and thyroid function; it helps clear uric acid from the urinary tract, contains a substance that prevents the multiplication of tumor cells, expels worms, relieves gas and stimulates normal activity of the digestive system...”


...the condition
“...getting prostatitis if you recently have had a medical instrument, such as a urinary catheter or tube, inserted during a medical procedure, engage in rectal intercourse or oral sex, have an abnormal urinary tract, have had a recent bladder infection, have an enlarged prostate or have a voiding dysfunction...”
...recommendation Hydrangea
“Wild hydrangea is very specifically active in reducing unpleasant sensations issuing from the urinary tract, whether due to a stone or prostatitis...”


...related topic
“...It can be caused by kidney stones or an infection that has progressed up from the lower urinary tract.  It alone is a serious condition; the next stage, pyelonephritis, since it involves the whole kidney, is still worse.”

See Infectious Disease Specialist

...as a treatment
“...The special skills of the infectious diseases specialist are not confined to a single organ system or cause; they include expertise in infections of any type (such as sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones or pelvic organs) and any cause (bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic)...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“...The TMJ Association lists these symptoms because TMJ implant patients frequently report them ... chronic respiratory, urinary tract, pelvic, or gastrointestinal infections...”


...related topic
“...Trichomonas may affect not only the vagina but also the urinary tract of both women and men...”


...as a treatment
“...Red Blood Cells: Hematuria is the presence of abnormal numbers of red cells in urine due to: glomerular damage, tumors which erode the urinary tract anywhere along its length, kidney trauma, urinary tract stones, renal infarcts, acute tubular necrosis, upper and lower urinary tract infections, nephrotoxins, and physical stress...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Anal; Retroperitoneal Tumor (very rare); Foreign body in the urethra; Urethral stones (stones that have become stuck after leaving the bladder); Schistosomiasis (parasitic worm infection) of the urinary tract; Cystitis (bladder inflammation); Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) or Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) infection; Periurethral Abscess; Side-effects of antipsychotics, antidepressants...”

Urinary Stress/Urge Incontinence

...the condition
“...Urinary incontinence is not a disease, but instead a sign that a problem exists in the urinary tract; it is the result of a variety of anatomic, physiologic, and/or pathologic factors...”

Urinary Tract Infection

...related topic
“A bacterial infection that affects part of the urinary tract, which consists of the urethra, bladder and kidneys...”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...relationship to Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
“Infections of the urinary tract are common in lupus patients.”
...relationship to Vitamin A Requirement
“...A deficiency results in keratinization of mucus membranes that line the respiratory tract, intestines, urinary tract and epithelium of the eye...”
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