Let's look at what causes bladder infections. Generally it's a bacteria. The most common bacteria found to cause UTIs is Escherichia coli (E. coli). Other bacteria can cause UTI, but E. coli is the culprit about 90 percent of the time. Other micro-organisms, such as mycoplasma and chlamydia, can cause urethritis in both men and women.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys. Symptoms Urinary tract infections don't always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they may include:
A burning sensation when urinating
A strong, persistent urge to urinate
Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
Urine that appears cloudy
Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine
Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone
BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF ITS NOT A BACTERIA BUT THE SYMPTOMS ARE ALL THERE?
Well then it can be emotional. So what emotions affect the bladder meridian:
Research shows that there is a strong correlation between stress and anxiety and your bladder. A clinical study published in Urology investigated urinary symptoms among patients with overactive bladder syndrome who also suffered from anxiety.
As soon as you become anxious or stressed, your body releases adrenaline and cortisol, two stress hormones which can cause a "fight-or-flight" response. The need to urinate when feeling panicked may be an evolutionary effect – it’s easier to flee or fight with an empty bladder. The exact mechanisms behind this explanation are not fully understood, but when you are stressed out or feeling anxious, the nervous system operates at a higher intensity, meaning that it takes less to activate the reflex, according to Dr Alan Wein, a professor of urology at Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Another explanation could also be that your muscles tense up more, including your bladder muscles. The kidneys remove waste and excess fluid to make urine. In TCM, the kidney is related to fear, which can manifest as chronic fear or anxiety when energy is out of balance, as well as result in: Emotions: Fearful, weak willpower, insecure, aloof, and isolated.
So as you can see your emotions can drastically affect your bladder and kidneys as well
HORMONES TOO AFFECT YOUR BLADDER AND KIDNEYS. HOW?
Estrogen is known to have an important role in the function of the lower urinary tract and estrogen and progesterone receptors have been demonstrated in the vagina, urethra, bladder and pelvic floor musculature. In addition estrogen deficiency occurring following menopause is known to cause atrophic change (decrease in size or wasting away of a body part or tissue also : arrested development or loss of a part or organ incidental to the normal development or life of an animal or plant) and may be associated with lower urinary tract symptoms such as frequency, urgency, nocturia, urgency incontinence and recurrent infection.
In men a study suggests that in addition to improvement in sexual functions, testosterone therapy may also improve bladder functions by increasing bladder capacity and compliance.
So hormones too can create feelings of bladder infections.
WHAT ABOUT URIC ACID?
Uric acid is a waste product found in blood. It’s created when the body breaks down chemicals called purines. Most uric acid dissolves in the blood, passes through the kidneys and leaves the body in urine.
High uric acid levels in the body can cause crystals of uric acid to form, leading to gout. Some food and drinks that are high in purines can increase the level of uric acid.
Over time, the same urate crystals that form in the joints can be found in the kidneys. Kidney stone symptoms include pain (sometimes excruciating, from the lower back to the groin), difficulty urinating, and a frequent urge to urinate but with minimal amounts of urine produced.
CAN THE LIVER CAUSE BLADDER AND KIDNEY ISSUES?
Urine that is dark orange, amber, cola-coloured or brown can be a sign of liver disease. The colour is due to too much bilirubin building up because the liver isn't breaking it down normally.
So the answer is yes!!!!!
If your body is not digesting food correctly and is fermenting food, your byproducts will create problems with the kidney. And then the kidney will create bladder issues and the viscous circle continues.
So as you can see there are many reasons for bladder and kidney issues. Either way we can help you find out what the cause of your issues are.
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