Infections of the urinary tract are very common and can have many causes. An infection occurs as a result of bacteria entering the urethra – the narrow tube that carries urine out of the body. One of the most common bacteria that causes urinary tract infections exists in the large intestine, and it is the proximity of the rectum to the urethra in women that makes them more vulnerable to this kind of infection.
Usually, the bacteria is flushed out during urination; however, if the bacteria does reach the bladder, it attaches itself to the bladder wall and multiplies quickly. If the immune system is weakened for any reason, this will result in a bladder infection. In severe cases, the infection can travel up the ureter – the tube which links the bladder with the kidneys, and result in a kidney infection.
Research have identified the following risk factors for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI):
· Sexual intercourse (especially if more frequent and with multiple partners)
· Poor personal hygiene
· Problems emptying the bladder completely
· Having a urinary catheter
· Bowel incontinence
· Blocked flow of urine
· Kidney stones
· Some forms of contraception
· Procedures involving the urinary tract
· Suppressed immune system
· Immobility for a long period
· Use of spermicides, and tampons
· Heavy use of antibiotics (which can disrupt the natural flora of the bowel and urinary tract)
· Sanitary products.
· Swimming pools.
Medical practitioners advise about prevention of Urinary Tract Infections as follows:
· Always wipe from front to back after a bowel movement.
· Keep the genital area clean and dry.
· Drink plenty of fluids each day to avoid dehydration.
· Both sexual partners should wash before intercourse.
· Urinate right after intercourse to flush out the bladder.
· Wear cotton underwear and cotton-lined panty hose; avoid tight-fitting pants.
· Limit your intake of caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods.
· Alkaline your body: baking soda and lemon; negative ions; fruit and vegetables.
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Negative ions, or charges, exist in all atoms; when released into the air, they have been found to have a positive effect on the human body and its ability to fight disease and infection. HG Anion sanitary towels have a specially developed ‘anion’ strip, embedded in the fabric, which helps to promote the body’s ability to fight infection.
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The benefits of Negative Ions (anions) are different to different organs:
· To respiratory system: improves lung function. 30 minutes after anion intake, the lung is able to inhale 20% more oxygen and exhale 14.5% more carbon dioxide.
· To cardiovascular system: significantly reduces blood pressure, improves cardiac muscle function and nutrition, and facilitates the dilation of capillary vessel and the rise of skin temperature.
· To nerve system: energizes whole body, improves sleep quality, and eases pain and tension.
· To metabolism: activates different enzymes in body, reduces blood sugar level, cholesterol, increases blood calcium, urine amount, increases the amount ofnitrogen and creatinine in urine, accelerates bone growth, prevents scurvy, and vitamin insufficiency.
· To blood: increases the number of white and red blood cell, haemoglobin, reticulocyte, blood platelet, and globin, heightens PH reading, shortens blood forming time.
· To immune system: improves reflex system and endothelial system, enhances body's anti-disease ability.
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