Urinary Tract Infections And Dementia,

most infections are polymicrobial, with both anaerobic .aerobic.

Urinary Health, Herbs, Bladder infection

urinary infection

Urinary infection and bladder weakness ailments are known quite at early times. The early Egyptians as described in the papyri documents, recommended herbal treatments to alleviate urinary symptoms, though no detailed description of the ailment itself is given. Both the Roman and Greek medicine applied rather meagre and non-invasive techniques such good diet, bed rest and use of narcotic herbs. The Greeks went further of advocating lithotomy for gallstones, abscesses, retention and catheterization.

In the Middle Ages however, there was no major advances in the clinical and scientific knowledge of the cause(s) of the disease The therapies included bed rest, blood letting, cupping, leeches and non-anaesthetic surgery.

To day, many recent synthesised as well natural herbal therapies are made available in the market. In this context we describe herewith but a few of the natural herbal extracts which are used for the treatment of urinary infections which may be of diverse origin. Some of the best selling marketed products are obtained from the herbs, Cranberry, Goldenrod, Juniuper, Marshmallow, Oregon grape roots, Ursi, and the lichen Usnea.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Can a urinary tract infection have more wide ranging effects?
    for a dementia sufferer and is there anything apart from antibiotics (wont take medicine) that will cure it

    • ANSWER:
      Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are extremely notorious for causing confusion. This subsides when the UTI is treated. It can also cause sepsis which can be fatal. And like the others say, it is possible for the bacteria responsible to colonise to the kidneys causing kidney infections. Infections can cause acute renal failure, where the kidney/s stop working altogether; this is reversible however.

    Why exactly does an UTI cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients, but not in younger patients?
    Why don't younger patients with urinary tract infections suffer from the symptoms of dementia when they have a UTI, but the elderly experience this symptom. Please note, I use "dementia" loosely. I do realize the difference between actually having the psychological disease and merely a symptom from an UTI. I am only using the term to best describe the situation I'm referring. In other words, why do the elderly get "crazy in the head" when they have a UTI, but younger patients do not?

    • ANSWER:
      It's name is long and complicated, so I'm not going to bother; When you're a kid, and constantly growing, one of your growth hormones also does double duty in controlling your physiology- in this case, it keeps your brain temp down. Your brain functions optimally at a slightly lower temperature than your body. Now, when you get to the end stages of adolescence, your growth rate slows down as this hormone stops getting dumped in your system in bulk, but it's still there. A different group of hormones take over at controlling all sorts of fun things in your body, including brain temp, As you start getting elderly, howerver, your hormone balance changes again- primary hormones like testosterone and estrogen really get curtailed, as do a whole suite of other hormones. Now, things like resistance to fever and such are really problematic- adults can shrug off a minor fever, and maybe complain about being lightheaded and nauseous. The fossils among us, however, are going to be laid out. They just don't have the chemical wherewithal to fight off fevers like the rest of us, and UTI's give a one-two. They give you a fever, pain, and are attacking your reproductive area. Now you've got fever, pain, and endorphins (fever and pain combined make you dump feel-good chemicals in your bloodstream). The body figures you're in trouble, so you'd best be ready for action. Unfortunately, in the elderly, the chemical storm just makes you loopy and feverish.

      Hope that helps. I tried to keep it simple. Chemical physiology is awesome, but like ecology- there's whole levels of interaction.

    How long can a person go without eating before they die?
    My 91 year-old grandpa with dementia is in the hospital and is quickly fading. He recently had a stroke, has a urinary tract infection, and renal failure. Currently since this all happened he is non-responsive, and has not eaten in about 5 days. He is getting saline injection IVs and they recently put a feeding tube in him, but if they were to take the feeding tube out, can anyone give me a ballpark figure of how long he might live before he would die a natural death from lack of nutrition?

    • ANSWER:
      Forty days is the ball park figure. But with all the problems your Grandpa has , probably 2 weeks. With renal failure ,without Dialysis he will go quickly. Sorry for you, but it seem time for Grandpa to go. He deserves it. Its a shame how we let people suffer, but a crime to let an animal suffer. 91 years is more than anyone can ask for.

      Take care , remember all the good memories.


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