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Colloidal Silver for
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Testimonials of successful
treatments for Cat UTI -
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria that invade the urinary system and multiply, leading to an infection. UTIs are very common; approximately 8 to 10 million people seek professional medical assistance annually for this disease. Women are affected more than men, although men and children can get UTIs. Approximately one woman in five will have a urinary tract infection in her lifetime.
Most infections are not serious and can be easily treated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, some infections can result in kidney damage and even death. This is why it is so important to seek appropriate medical treatment if a UTI is suspected.
There are three types of urinary tract infection:
- urethritis (infection of the urethra)
- cystitis (infection of the bladder)
- pyelonephritis (infection of the kidneys)
The urinary tract can be infected from above by bacteria from another part of the body that enter the kidney through the bloodstream, or a UTI can occur from bacteria entering the urethra. Infection from above is most often seen in newborn babies with a systemic infection known as sepsis. Infection from below is much more common in both children and adults.
The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, and urethra. The major components are the kidneys, a pair of bean-shaped organs located below the ribs near the middle of one's back. The kidneys comprise a complex filtration system made up of individual nephrons that work together to remove waste products from the blood, which are eliminated from the body in the form of urine. The kidneys also function to maintain a stable balance of salts and other substances in the blood, as well as to produce a hormone erythropoietin, which triggers the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow.
The ureters are tube-like structures that transport the urine from the kidneys to the bladder where the urine is stored. Muscles called sphincters tighten around the urethra to prevent urine from leaking out. There are two sphincters: the internal is not controlled consciously, while the external sphincter is under voluntary control. The bladder is elastic and expands as it fills with urine. When the bladder reaches a certain capacity, which differs for each individual, the brain sends impulses to the internal sphincter to relax and other impulses to a muscle called the detrusor to contract and expel the urine out the urethra. This process is under the voluntary control of the individual, who can hold the urine until social circumstances allow for urination. (Loss of this control is urinary incontinence.)
Urine is normally "sterile," meaning that it usually contains no bacteria. The body accomplishes this through several methods. First, the two sphincter muscles that prevent urine leaking from the bladder to the urethra, also prevent the bacteria that normally colonize the skin from ascending through the meatus (the opening in the urethra) into the bladder. Second, the length of the urethra makes it difficult for bacteria to get to the bladder. The fact that women have a much shorter urethra than men accounts for the fivefold increase of UTIs among women compared to men. Finally, if bacteria do make it to the bladder, the body is equipped with valves where the ureters empty into the bladder, a region known as the trigone. These valves prevent urine and any bacteria from backing up into the kidneys. Further, the bladder almost completely empties when urination occurs, so that any bacteria present should be excreted as well. Despite these defense mechanisms, infections sometimes occur.
Thank you for the CS info. I originally bought some for myself, then tried it as
a last-ditch resort for my cat. (If this didn't work we were prepared to put him
out of his misery). He had been on antibiotics for 2 years for a urinary tract
infection. He was looking horrible and none of the drugs were working. I gave
him cs and he now has been symptom free for 4 months. He has gained 2 lbs and
has rejoined our family as a pet instead of hiding from the world. Another note:
We have outside kittens. Anyone who has seen farm cats/kittens can relate to
this. One of the kitten's eye's was horribly swollen up. I'm not sure what
causes this, just many kittens succumb to this and sometimes die. I treated this
kitten with 1 tsp of cs ONCE. Two days later the infection had disappeared and
he looks as healthy as the others or more so. Yes CS is a great thing for
humans, but can save any pet owner a bushel of money by using it instead of
those expensive vets bills/meds. Yes, take your pets to the vet for checkups and
preventative vaccines/heartworm meds...but keep CS around for them. We wouldn't
have my 14 year-old cat with us today without it. Sometimes even a cat needs a
good UTI treatment.
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