5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT URINARY TRACT INFECTION

28
Dec

If you have had Urinary tract infection which is also UTI you should know that is never a pleasant feeling.

Also, UTI it is a painful feeling and there are a few things you should know about UTI which I will be explaining below.

Urinary tract infection is mostly as a result of bacteria which has gotten to the urethra.

This can occur in any part of the urinary tract, bladder, and kidney. In most cases, your body gets rid of those bacteria by flushing it out.

However, sometimes, the bacteria stay around and grow. This leads to uninary tract infection.

Urinary tract infection may reoccur.

A recurrent urinary tract infection is quite common. A recurrent urinary tract infection can be as a result of incomplete dosage. Incomplete dosage can make the bacteria multiply and restart the infection.

Therefore, ensure you complete your dosage when treating urinary tract infection.

Urinary tract infection is not a sexually transmitted infection.

However, sex can bring them on. This is because the urethra sits right next to the vagina. Bacteria in the vagina can move around and get into the urethra.

Therefore, it is important you pee right after having sex to flush out any bacteria in the body.

Birth control can also cause Urinary tract infection.

Birth control like condoms, diaphragms, and spermicide can irritate the skin around your vagina which makes it easy for bacteria to get in.

Diaphragms can also reduce the flow of urine which can make it harder for you to empty your bladder fully. This makes it easier for the bacteria to multiply.

Women are at higher risk of having a urinary tract infection than men.

This is mostly because women have a shorter urethra than men, which means bacteria can easily reach the bladder or kidneys and this can cause an infection.

The common signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection are a burning sensation when urinating, blood in urine, smelly or cloudy urine, urgent need to pee suddenly or more frequent than usual, Pelvic pain in women.

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