Causes and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. These are the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from the body. The kidneys are a pair of small organs that lie on either side of the spine at about waist level. They have several important functions in the body, including removing waste and excess water from the blood and eliminating them as urine. These functions make them important in the regulation of blood pressure. Kidneys are also very sensitive to changes in…

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Mumps: causes, symptoms and management

Mumps is a non-lethal viral infection that affects the parotid salivary glands. It is caused by the mumps virus. It is commonly characterized by painful swelling of one or both parotid salivary glands. Mumps is common and affects both adults and children, with symptoms more severe in adults than children. Initial signs and symptoms often include low-grade fever, muscle pain, headache, poor appetite, and malaise. Mumps is very contagious and spread in saliva and other respiratory droplets and contact with an infected person. The degree at which the contagion can…

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