Homeostasis and Dyshomeostasis of the Genitourinary Tract
The genitourinary system is quite susceptible to the inuence of environmental triggers because it is constantly and directly in contact with pollutants1,2 as well as systemic exposure. Many animal and some human studies support this fact.1,2 Numerous animal studies delineate problems of the genitourinary system that result from chemical exposures. The reproductive parts and the excretory system of both males and females are also affected. The following parts of this chapter will discuss the excretory system as well as some parts of the genital system, namely, the prostate and seminal vesicles. The rest of the reproductive system, including the testes and sperm, are covered in Chapter 1 or 43 of Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity: Regulating Mechanisms of Chemical Sensitivity, Endocrine, in this series.4,5
Dyshomeostatic reactions of the genitourinary tract range from a sudden need and urge to urinate, to frequency, to dysuria, hematuria, pain, and cramps. In addition, hesitancy and inability to urinate occur. Again, there is a complex set of triggering agents causing dyshomeostasis from chronic noxious stimuli overload. Tables 5.1 through 5.3 show the multifactorial triggering agents in patients seen at the EHC-Dallas and EHC-Buffalo, New York.