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  1. Cranberry Juice and Urinary Tract Infections - Topic Overview

    For years,people have used cranberry juice to prevent and help cure urinary tract infections (UTIs). There is limited proof that this is worth trying. Pure cranberry juice,cranberry extract,or cranberry supplements may help prevent repeated UTIs in women. 1 Using cranberry products to prevent UTIs may be expensive and some women complain of the taste. No one concentration of cranberry ...

  2. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Older Adults - Topic Overview

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older women and men. Factors that make older adults more likely to develop UTIs include: A reduced ability to control urination and bowel movements (incontinence),which increases the chance of getting bacteria into the urinary tract. A hospital stay or living in a long-term care center,where the person may have a urinary catheter inserted,making ...

  3. Complicated Urinary Tract Infections - Topic Overview

    Several factors determine whether you have a complicated urinary tract infection. These include: A high temperature [greater than 101°F (38.3°C) ]. Ongoing nausea,vomiting,and chills. Pregnancy. Being younger than 18 or older than 65. An impaired immune system. Diabetes. Symptoms that last longer than 7 days,or a recent UTI. Urinary tract blockage or kidney stones. An enlarged ...

  4. Your Staying Healthy Checklist

    Check out this self-help checklist for steps to balancing your life.

  5. Topic Overview

    If you choose not to breast-feed or if you have to stop breast-feeding suddenly,your breasts may become full and sore and leak milk. This is a condition known as breast engorgement. But many women experience only mild symptoms when they stop breast-feeding and do not require treatment. Massage,cold compresses (to reduce swelling),and wearing a good support bra may help ease discomfort. ...

  6. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

    Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure performed by a radiologist that blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. Fibroids treated with this procedure shrink an average of 48% to 78%.1, 2 For women who are not planning a pregnancy in the future, UFE is a possible option in place of surgery for fibroids.You should not eat or drink anything for 4 to 8 hours before uterine fibroid ...

  7. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

    The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.

  8. Uterine Fibroids - Treatment Overview

    Most uterine fibroids are harmless, do not cause symptoms, and shrink with menopause. However, some fibroids are painful, press on other internal organs, bleed and cause anemia, or cause pregnancy problems.

  9. Uterine Fibroids - What Increases Your Risk

    There are different factors that increase a woman's risk of developing uterine fibroids.

  10. Uterine Fibroids - Prevention

    It is common for fibroids to grow back after treatment. The only treatment that absolutely prevents regrowth of fibroids is removal of the entire uterus, called hysterectomy.

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