Current location:Home News Information 行业新闻
Understanding Urinary Tract Infections
Release Time:2024-02-22

What are UTIs?

A urinary tract infection is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), and urethra (the tube through which urine exits the body). UTIs are usually caused by bacteria entering the urinary system and multiplying, leading to infection.


How do UTIs occur?

Bacteria can enter the urinary system through different routes. The most common way is when bacteria from the rectum or skin make their way into the urethra and travel upwards into the bladder or kidneys. Women are more prone to UTIs due to their shorter urethra, making it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder.


Symptoms of UTIs:

Pain or a burning sensation during urination

Frequent urge to urinate

Cloudy or bloody urine

Lower abdominal pain or discomfort

Fever or chills (in some cases)


Prevention and Treatment:

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps flush bacteria out of the urinary system.

Practice good hygiene: Wipe from front to back after using the toilet to prevent bacteria from the rectum spreading to the urethra.

Urinate frequently: Don't hold urine for long periods as it can allow bacteria to multiply.

Avoid irritants: Reduce the consumption of caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods that can irritate the bladder.

Wear breathable underwear: Cotton underwear allows air circulation and helps keep the area dry.

If you suspect a UTI, it's important to seek medical attention. A healthcare professional can diagnose UTIs through a urine sample and prescribe appropriate antibiotics to treat the infection. Prompt treatment is crucial to prevent complications and ensure a speedy recovery.


Managing Diabetes for a Healthy Future Managing Diabetes for a Healthy Future