Overview Urinary incontinence (UI) is leaking of urine that you can’t control. Many American men and women suffer from urinary incontinence. We don’t know for sure exactly how many. That’s because many people do not tell anyone about their symptoms. They may be embarrassed, or they may think nothing can …Read More »
Urethritis – Types, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Urethritis is a disease characterized by the swelling or inflammation of the urethra, the tube through which urine travels from the urinary bladder to outside of the body. People with this condition experience acute pain while urinating. One of the most common causes of urethritis is a bacterial infection …Read More »
Urethral stricture – Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Urethral stricture is scar tissue with the urethra, which is the small tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. Normally the flow of urine through the urethra is free and easy, however when scar tissue forms it can cause a blockage that results in a slow …Read More »
Uterine Prolapse – Symptoms, Complications, and Prevention.
What is uterine prolapse? A uterine prolapse is a condition where the internal supports of the uterus become weak over time. The uterus is one of the organs that makes up part of your reproductive system. Also called the womb, the uterus is located in your pelvis and is roughly …Read More »
Uterine Cancer or Endometrial Cancer – Causes, and Treatment
Definition Uterine Cancer, the most common cancer of the female reproductive tract, occurs when abnormal cells form in the tissues of the uterus. It starts in the uterus and spreads through the blood and lymph systems. Cancers that occur in each part of the uterus have their own names, such …Read More »
Urinary Tract Infection – Causes, Diagnosis and Prevention.
Introduction – Urinary tract infection A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection from microbes. These are organisms that are too small to be seen without a microscope. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria, but some are caused by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. UTIs are among the …Read More »
Ulcerative Colitis – Types, Complications, and Prevention.
What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD comprises a group of diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis occurs when the lining of your large intestine (also called the colon), rectum, or both become inflamed. This inflammation produces tiny sores called ulcers …Read More »
Uveitis – Definition, Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Uveitis is a general term describing a group of inflammatory diseases that produces swelling and destroys eye tissues. These diseases can slightly reduce vision or lead to severe vision loss. The term “uveitis” is used because the diseases often affect a part of the eye called the uvea. Nevertheless, …Read More »