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Non-infectious Diseases of the Urinary Tract

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Non-infective diseases of the urinary tract include pre-existing damage to the kidneys, hereditary disorders, “stones” and anomalies. Fortunately, most of these conditions are rare in young, pregnant women. Pre-existing kidney damage is often the result of past urinary tract or blood system infection. Before antibiotics were available (prior to World War II), “strep” bacteria (similar… »

Infections of the Urinary Tract

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Your urinary tract and renal system are delicate structures which are crucial in your body’s ability to dispose of its waste products. Without this system, one dies. With a damaged system, one suffers. Ideally, the product of this system, urine, should be “sterile” (that is, contain no bacteria). Some bacteria are capable of damaging the… »