Bad breath is something that may impact up to 50% of us.  While some degree of morning breath or a reaction to eating pungent foods (onions/garlic) is quite common, chronic bad breath is not only embarrassing, but may indicate some underlying health problems that need to be addressed. While conventional over-the-counter (OTC) solutions provide only temporary relief with some potential hazardous side effects, there are a number of natural remedies and practices that can solve the problem permanently. However in order to do so effectively, it’s first important to assess the cause of your bad breath so that you can choose the best treatment protocol. Possible Causes of Bad Breath Dry Mouth Also called xerostomia, symptoms of dry mouth include not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet, cracking skin around the corners of the mouth, difficulty speaking or swallowing and a chronic sore throat. Xerostomia not only causes bad breath, but can also lead to gum disease and tooth decay....
Urinary tract infection - complicated; Infection - kidney; Complicated urinary tract infection; Kidney infection
The goals of treatment are to:
Control the infection
Due to the high death rate in the elderly population and the risk of complications, prompt treatment is recommended. Sudden (acute) symptoms usually go away within 48 to 72 hours after appropriate treatment.
Your doctor will select the appropriate antibiotics after a urine culture identifies the bacteria that is causing the infection. In acute cases, you may receive a 10- to 14-day course of antibiotics.
If you have a severe infection or cannot take antibiotics by mouth, you may be given antibiotics through a vein (intravenously) at first.
Chronic pyelonephritis may require long-term antibiotic therapy. It is very important that you finish all the medicine.
Commonly used antibiotics include the following:
Definition Injury to the kidney and ureter is damage to these organs of the upper urinary tract. Alternative Names Kidney damage; Toxic injury of the kidney; Kidney injury; Traumatic injury of the kidney; Fractured kidney; Inflammatory injury of the kidney; Bruised kidney; Ureteral injury Causes, incidence, and risk factors The kidneys are located in the flank (back of the upper abdomen at either side of the spinal column). They are deep in the abdomen and are protected by the spine, lower rib cage, and strong muscles of the back. This location protects the kidneys from many outside forces. The kidneys are well-padded for a reason -- they have a large blood supply. Injury can lead to severe bleeding. Kidneys may be injured by damage to the blood vessels that supply or drain them, including: Aneurysm Arterial blockage Arteriovenous fistula Renal vein thrombosis (clotting) Trauma Kidney injuries may also be caused by: Angiomyolipoma, a noncancerous tumor Autoimmune disorders Bladder outlet obstruction C...
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