Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection Overview: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacterial infections of the urinary tract.  The urinary tract is the organ system that creates, stores, and removes urine from the body.  This particular infection is usually caused by the bacteria E. coli.  This bacterium usually attacks the bladder (cystitis), but it sometimes causes an infection in the kidney (pyelonephritis).  Women are diagnosed with urinary tract infections more often than men.  Approximately 50% of all women will experience at least one… Read More


Ulcers Overview: Ulcers are a fairly common ailment for many Americans.  So common in fact that doctors estimate that one in every ten Americans will be diagnosed with an ulcer in their lifetime.  Ulcers are sores of the skin, mucous membranes, or eyes.  These sores often become infected and this infection fuels the ulcer.  Ulcers are often painful and difficult to cure. Ulcers Causes: The exact cause of ulcers is unknown.  Until the middle of the 1980’s, doctors held the… Read More