The urinary tract is a system of tubes that connects your kidneys, urinary bladder, and urethra. These three areas are interconnected thanks to the urinary tracts. When the kidneys are done processing toxins from the blood, water, and nitrogen waste are carried out of the body through the urinary tract.
Urine first makes a stop at the urinary bladder and when it's "time to go", urine is finally expelled through the urethra. The urethra is the short tube that leads down from the terminal region of the bladder. Like other systems in the body, the urinary tract can also succumb to bacterial and viral infections.
When a pathogen is introduced into this system, inflammation and a bunch of undesirable symptoms will emerge out of nowhere.
The most common path of pathogens such as bacteria is the urethra, which is the part of the urinary tract that is closest to the outside of the body. The most common source of pathogens or bacteria is (strangely enough) our own large intestines or colons.
The large intestines are the final frontier for our solid waste. When waste is deposited into the colon, the body makes a final effort to absorb usable nutrients (mostly vitamins and minerals) and water. The colon is a hotspot for bacteria because the body deposits waste mixed with bacteria in this part of the digestive tract.
When you expel stool, you also expel bacteria attached to the stool. This is where it gets a little complicated. The openings of the male and female urethras are notoriously close to the anus, or the opening that expels stool.
If proper care is not taken, bacteria from stool can easily transfer itself near the opening of the urethra. When a urinary tract infection sets in, it means bacteria from your own stool was able to infect your urinary tract. These are the most common pathogens/bacteria that cause urinary tract infections: Klebsiella v Proteus mirabilis Pseudomonas aeruginosa Staphylococcus saprophyticus Enterococcus faecalis Streptococcus agalactiae Escherichia coliHolistic health may not mean much to some of you, but it actually saved me from additional run-ins with UTI. Holistic health means you start paying attention to what you're eating, naturally safeguarding your body against infection and disease.
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