September/October 2009 ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 22 Number 5
Urinary Tract Disorders:
By Frank Hubbell, DO
Urinary tract disorders are a common expedition problem. The problems that are most frequently encountered are urinary tract infections, kidney infections, and kidney stones. These urinary tract problems are precipitated by and exacerbated by the conditions associated with expeditions. In particular, it is the tendency to become dehydrated from the long hours of travel, unique environments, new people and places, not to mention the effort of putting one foot in front of the other and heading out on a long hiking and climbing trek.