- Urinary tract infection are caused by bacteria
- Careful practices like emptying the bladder fully and frequently without holding urine lowers chances of infection
- Women are more vulnerable to the disease
- Honeymoon cystitis a common health problem among many women
- Diabetes increases chances of urethra infection
Urinary Tract Infections are a common disease among the population across the world. It is predominantly seen in women and common among elders.
Urinary Tract Infections are caused by E. Coli and other bacteria which could be infected by various means. Though it can lead to kidney infections and much dangerous health condition, diagnosis and treatment can heal it immediately.
Though it has been very common among women, many remain silent leading to infections. Some may be reluctant to talk about the pain and due to which medical help will be delayed. Thus, ending up with infections.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection:
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pain while peeing
- Allergy or irritation
- Sudden urges or frequent than normal urges to pass urine
- Blood in urine
As per researches around ten million cases of Urinary tract infections have been reported in India in a year. Honeymoon cystitis, urethral infection or UTI after sexual activity is also common among women. Woman having a birth control diaphragm also are more prone to this bacterial infection.
Prevention of UTI:
- Drink lots of water or liquid food
- Never hold back your urge to pee. Empty the bladder
- Always wipe your bottom from front to back to avoid bacterial entry to urethra from anus
- Using mild soaps and un-perfumed powder around your genitals
- Use cotton-made underwear
- Use toilet before and after having sex
- Take medication and take care not to get frequent infections
Diabetes is a most common causative factor of urinary tract infections. As diabetes may affect the immune system of the body causing some germs to grow, there are higher risks associated with UTI in diabetes people especially women. High blood sugar levels also favor the risk of bacterial infections.
Those who have catheters in the body are also vulnerable to urinary tract infections. Using catheters – tubes fixed to the body to collect fluids – might end up in infections for which the medical practitioner will be advising appropriate medicines accordingly.