E-coli: The bacterium that leads to Kidney Infections
The kidneys are bean shaped organs that are responsible for secreting the body waste in form of urine. They are located below the ribcage and maintain the concentration of essential nutrients in the body. They filter the waste products from the body before passing the urine into the urinary bladder. Hence, the kidney infections can hamper the functionality of your excretory system.
Women are five times more likely to be infected with kidney infections. The pregnant women are most vulnerable to infections in the kidneys. This occurs due to drastic changes in the body hormones which make the urinary tract susceptible to urinary infections. The infection occurs due to the attack of E-coli bacterium on the urinary tract.
The bacterium enters through the urethra which is connected to the penis or vulva. Later on, the bacterium enters inside the urinary bladder and adheres to the bladder walls. This phenomenon is accompanied by several urinary ailments that include frequent or urgent urine passage, pain in abdomen, high fever etc. Ideally, you should get proper treatment as soon as you notice the symptoms of bladder infections.
However, some people don't pay heat to these symptoms and pose serious problems for themselves. This negligence leads to the advancement of E-coli in the kidneys. Now, the effect of the bacterium dominates and leads to pus or blood in urine secretion. The mild fever during bladder infection gets converted into high fever during kidney infections. Moreover, this infection leads to the blockage of kidneys or spread of infection in the bloodstreams that can be life threatening.
Hence, you should consult a medical practitioner as soon as you notice symptoms of kidney infections. This will aid the flushing of the harmful bacterium from the urinary tract. So, take proper medication now to protect your urinary organs from severe damages.
Frequently Asked Questions
Biology (Anatomy) Questions please help?
1. Glomerular filtration is opposed by the
a. hydraulic pressure of the blood in the glomerular capillaries
b. osmotic pressure inside glomerular capillaries
c. fluid pressure in the Bowman's capsule
d. A amd B
e. B and C
2. whiich statement is NOT TRUE
a. The blood supply to the kidneys comes through the renal arteries
b. As much as one fourth of the cardiac output may flow to the kidneys at any given movement
c. The kidneys lie in abdominal cavity surrounded by peritoneal membranes and are protected by other visceral organs.
d. The urinary bladder is filled by two ducts, called ureters and emptied by the single urethra.
e. Women are more likely to develop urinary tract infections than men are.
3. The same basic pattern hold for molecules absorbed by Na+ dependent transport: and apical __________ and a basolateral _____________
a. facilitated diffusion carrier/ osmotic gradient
b. symport protein/ facilitated diffusion carrier
c. symport protein/ osmotic gradient
d. osmotic gradient/symport protien
e. facilitated diffusion carrier/symport protein
4.Which of the following is NOT correct
a. peritubular capillaries surrounded glomerulus
b. respiratory alkalosis is due to hyperventilation
c. renal clearance for glucose = 0
d one would look for teniae coli in the large intestine
e. lipoprotein lipase hydolyses lipids in chylomicrons
5.The following are the main steps in generation of an action potential.
put them into the proper sequence
1. sodium channels are inactivates
2. voltage-regulated potassium channels open and potassium moves out of the cell initiating repolarization
3. sodium channels regain their normal properties
4. a graded depolarization brings and area of an excitable membrane to the threshold
5. a temporary hyperpolarization occurs
6. sodium channel activation occurs
7. sodium ions enter the cell and depolarization occurs
d. 2,4,6,7,1, 3,5
6.In order to decrease the concetration of HCO3- (generated according to the reaction shown below) one should
H2O + CO2 = H2CO3 = H+ + HCO3-
a. increase the concentration of CO2
b. reduce the concetratration of H+
c. reduce the concentration of CO2
d. increase the concentration of H+
e. a and/or b
7.Which of the following is NOT TRUE of Neural reflexes?
a. they are automatic motor responses
b. they are triggered by specific stimuli
c. they provide the ability to make rapid responses to changing stimuli to preserve homeostasis
d. the responses are greatly variable in response to the same stimuli
e. no exceptions all of the above are true
8.which of the following is true about reflex arc?
a. it begins at a receptor and ends at a peripheral effector
b. it is a voluntary response to a specific stimulus
c. it always includes information processing in one or more brain centers
d. it may not result in a response, even when triggered by the appropriate stimulus at higher than threshold level
f. none of the above
The leg bone is connected to the knee bone.
That's the song I use to work me through these types of problems. Sometimes I read my text book too.
Honey and its miracles?
Honey is a remarkable viscous liquid, prepared by the bees from the nectars of various plants. It has occupied a prominent place in traditional medicines throughout world history. The ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans employed honey for wounds and diseases of the gut. When the Children of Israel were in Egypt or journeying through the desert, their promised goal was a 'land flowing with milk and honey'.
Both the holy Qur'an and Hadith refer to honey as a healer of disease.
'And thy Lord taught the bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in (men's) habitations..... there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for mankind. Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought'.
(Translation of Quran 16:68-69)
In addition, the Prophet (PBUH) said:
'Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur'an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur'an and honey.'
In recent years, scientific support is beginning to emerge confirming the beneficial effects of honey on certain medical and surgical conditions. These effects may be summarised as follows:
Antibacterial and antifungal properties
These properties of honey are well established. Undiluted honey inhibits the growth of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, certain gut pathogens and fungi such as Candida albicans. At a concentration of 30-50%, honey has been shown to be superior to certain conventional antibiotics in treating urinary tract infections. The exact mechanism of the anti-microbial effect of honey remains obscure. Low pH, osmotic disruption of pathogens and the
presence of bactericidal substances, collectively called inhibine may all play a part.
At a concentration of 40%, honey has a bactericidal effect on various gut bacteria known to cause diarrhoea and dysentery such as Salmonella, Shigella, enteropathogenic E. coli and Vibrio cholera. In one study, honey given with oral rehydration fluid was shown to reduce the duration of bacterial diarrhoea in infants and children.
Wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties
Honey is of value in treating burns, infected surgical wounds and decubitus ulcers. Honey is very viscous, enabling it to absorb water from surrounding inflamed tissue. For example, a study in West Africa showed that skin grafting, surgical debridement and even amputation were avoided when local application of honey to wound promoted healing, whereas conventional treatment failed.
In another study, wound healing was accelerated by application of honey in women who had undergone radical vulvectomy for vulval cancer. Also, it has been suggested that honey may be useful in the treatment of chronic, foul smelling ulcers seen in leprosy.
Anti-tussive and expectorant properties
These anti-cough properties of honey are related to its capacity to dilute bronchial secretions and improve the function of the bronchial epithelium.
Uncontaminated honey is a healthy, easily digestible, natural and energy rich food. It contains carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes and vitamins. One tablespoon of honey provides 60 calories and contains 11g of carbohydrates, 1mg of calcium, 0.2mg of iron, 0.lmg of vitamin B and 1mg of vitamin C.
Honey is widely available in most communities but its medical potential remains grossly underutilised. Its mode of action remains incompletely understood and the healing properties of honey in other clinical and laboratory situations requires further evaluation. The miraculous beneficial properties of honey, so beautifully ex-pressed in the holy Qur'an and Sunnah 14 centuries ago expose the reluctance of modern science to accept and exploit this 'traditional remedy'.
Jazak Allah Kheir
Thank you for the information on this remarkable and sweet gift from Allah...
Your such a honey for sharing!so sweet of you!
Can you give a UTI to a man and if so what happens with him?
I got a bad case of food poisoning. E coli to be precise. I got a urinary tract infection as a result. Was horrible. I finally got back together with my ex boyf but he wanted sex...I caved BUT prior to doing it warned him that am not really well..and on antibiotics for this. He still wanted to do it. I resisted and then finally caved cos thing were going SO well. Anyway tonight I got a disturbing txt. He said he was in hospital with a blood infection! I was disturbed. Went to my GP..got her to check my bloods but they were fine. I am wondering if I have passed on my UTI to him without knowing. We had unprotected sex. He now has food poisoning symptoms too. He thinks he got it from doing oral sex on me. Its left me feeling awful. He initiated it all. I was reluctant cos am at the tail end of the antibiotics. Please people...let me know..can you give a UTI just like that and if so what happens to the man? please forgive my ignorance! Thanks..
He sent me a mail tonight then saying no more sex..and wanted to break up..but I have no idea why he is taking this out on me since I told him to begin with. He would not tell me more other then he was sick with a blood infection and it hurt like hell...so I have no idea what he means as he would not expand on it. I said its ok...we can do after BOTH of us are better...but he wasnt interested and now am pissed off..as I have no clue what happens in the man....
no. you cannot catch a UTI. they normally come from to much caffiene or not cleaning well down there. now if you had a stomach virus and he went down on you unless you had some fecal matter (sorry) any where, he may have gotten ecoli. but i doubt that. he sounds like a jerk and if i were you i would laugh at him and tell him he gets what he deserves if he is gonna act like that towards you. you cloudnt help that he got sick and you dont know if he got sick from someone else. i wouldnt worry about it.