Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Symptoms, Causes

UTI’s are very common these days and many women as well as men faces it. Although it is not very severe condition but few cases are very serious and may even take life. Majority of the people know UTI just by name and do not know much about it. Here is everything some common information which everyone needs to know about UTIs.

UTI stands for urinary tract infection. If you are a woman then your chances for getting UTI is high. Many women experience UTI which has many symptoms. It is one of the very common infections which is spreading nowadays.

UTI is may be caused by bacteria such as e coli, etc. These bacteria enter into tube know urethra which transports urine from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body, it may result in UTI. It is often heard that we should always wipe from front to back after using the toilet. This is the reason why it is said as the urethra is closely located to the anus and hence many bacteria from the large intestine can easily escape from anus and invade into the urethra. They can later on travel up to the bladder and cause infection. The infection to the bladder is a very serious thing and when not taken seriously they even infect the kidneys. Women are very prone and are easily affected by UTIs because they have a much shorter urethra than males. This allows the bacteria to get quickly get access to the urethra and then to the bladder. Getting intimate, using an unhygienic toilet, not taking care while bathing, unhygienic underwear, etc can also lead to urinary tract infection.

There are many symptoms of urinary tract infections which are very common to other infections to but if you are feeling this problem continuously, then you need to consult a doctor immediately. It may be a sign that you are having urinary tract infection.

  • A very frequent urge to urinate which may be intense but when you urinate it comes out to be very little.
  • A burning or irritating sensation while you are urinating.
  • Fever or chills are also signs that the infection is growing severely and that it is affecting your Kidneys too.
  • You may feel shaky and tired very easily. You can feel the flow of energy all the time.
  • A pressure or pain in the lower abdomen or at your back which may be constant.
  • The colour of the urine may change. It may be cloudy bloody strange smelling and dark.

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