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chonic bladder infectionsRecurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), also known as chronic bladder infections, are defined as having at least 2 infections in 6 months, or 3 infections in 1 year. Often, they are caused by a type of bacteria that is different from the infection before it, which means that the new infection is separate from the last infection.

bladder infection childrenOf all the things parents have to deal with, a sick child is probably one of the worst. This is especially true when they have pain and you can;t do much to make it better. Luckily with DMannose, there is something you can do about it...

bladder infection femaleAbout 40% of women suffer from bladder infection or urinary tract infection (UTI) at some time in their life while many women suffer through several infections throughout their lifetime. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria and are 10 times more common among women than men. This is most likely due to women have a shorter urinary tract than men.

bladder infection menAlthough we often associate bladder infection with females, men can also suffer the painful symptoms of this very annoying condition.
These infections are much more common in girls and women than in boys and men younger than 50 years of age. The reason for this is not well understood, but anatomic differences between the genders (a shorter urethra in women) might be partially responsible.

treatment of bladder infectionsAnyone that has suffered from a bladder infection would agree that the painful symptoms can easily ruin one's day. A bladder infection can dominate one's thoughts and inhibit physical activities and movement as a result of a constant urge to pass water, which typically result in an extremely painful process with little or no success. In addition, its is not uncommon to also experience other symptoms like upper back and side pain, high fever, shaking and chills, nausea and vomiting. Pelvic pain in women and rectal pain in men is also common.

bladder infection pregnancyDuring pregnancy, there are normal changes in the urinary tract that contribute to an increased susceptibility to bladder infections. These changes include:
   - The anatomical changes. The growing uterus causes:
      * Kidney enlargement and
      * Compression of the ureters and bladder, and

dmannose 200As the DMannose passes through the kidneys, a considerable proportion of the sugar is extracted and added to the urine.  The DMannose-sweetened urine flows from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder and on to the urethra, literally sugar-coating any free-floating E.coli it might encounter and preventing them from attaching to any cells.

bladder infection symptomsThe most common symptoms are burning with urination and sufferers of bladder infection are also plagued by a strong, frequent urge to "go". The urine is strong-smelling and appears cloudy, or bright pink or cola coloured - a sign of blood in the urine. These symptoms may vary from mild to severe, and in healthy women last an average of six days.

what is bladder infectionBladder infection, also called cystitis, is a bacterial infection of the bladder or lower urinary tract. It is caused by bacteria that attach to the inside lining tissue of the urinary system. Although the urinary system is designed to keep out such microscopic invaders, the defences sometimes fail. When this happens, bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection. Although any part of the urinary system can become infected, most infections occur in the lower urinary tract - the bladder and urethra.