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Urinary Tract Infection

Infections affecting the bladder, urethra, and kidneys

What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Are you suffering from persistent pain during urinating? Do you often feel a need to visit a doctor for bladder issues? If so, you are mostly likely suffering from a Urinary Tract Infection. Women are more likely to suffer from urinary tract infections (UTI) than men. One in every two women is at the risk of developing UTI once in their lifetime. Most of the women suffer from recurrent infections causing an unhealthy lifestyle. One in every ten men gets UTI once in their lifetime

As the term indicates, urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that involves the urinary tract in both males and females. UTI happens to be one of the most common conditions in the human body. The urinary tract in your body is responsible for expelling waste products and extra fluid out of your body in the form of urine. It is a sensitive yet very significant part of your body that must function in correct order accurately to sustain health.

The urinary tract is comprised of two kidneys, two ureters connecting each kidney to the bladder, one urinary bladder which holds the urine, and a urethra; to expel urine. An infection occurring in any part of this system is considered a urinary tract infection. Most UTIs involve the lower part of the urinary tract, which includes the urinary bladder and urethra. UTI of the upper urinary tract is relatively uncommon but is quite severe.

Types of Urinary Tract Infections

Bladder infection
Bladder infection

Bladder infection - also called cystitis - is a condition in which inflammation of the urinary bladder occurs. It is the most common type of UTI.

Urethra Infection
Urethra Infection

Urethritis involves the inflammation of the urethra. It is characterized by dysuria, i.e., burning and pain during peeing and release of discharge. A urethra infection is not as common as a bladder infection, but more common than a kidney infection.

Kindey Infection
Kindey Infection

Kidney infection - also called pyelonephritis - inflames the kidneys. It is both the rarest form of UTI but also the most severe characterized by pain in the upper back and flanks, nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills.

Causes of Urinary Tract Infections

There are several microorganisms that cause Urinary Tract Infection symptoms, but among all of them, the most likely culprit is E.coli
Escherichia coli
Escherichia coli

Most common cause of UTI

Candida
Candida

A type of fungus

Enterococcus
Enterococcus
Klebsiella
Klebsiella
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus
Citrobacter
Citrobacter
Enterobacter
Enterobacter
Proteus
Proteus
Streptococcus
Streptococcus

Medication to prevent Urinary Tract Infection

Medications that induce Urinary Tract Infections

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Last updated: 7/30/2021, 5:17:37 AM