UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) is very common around the world. UTI is an infection that is caused by bacteria getting into the bladder. The urine itself does not have any bacteria even if it’s considered a waste product, the bacteria that gets into the bladder comes from outside. Women are more at a higher risk of getting this infection than men.
Why UTI is common in women than men
The way God created women is different from how men are created. First, the anus is very close to the vagina and the urethra, the bacteria from the anus can easily navigate to the vagina and to the urethra from there to the bladder. Second, the urethra is very short, if any bacteria get to the urethra it can easily get to the bladder. The urethra is the tube that takes urine from the bladder out of the body.
People most at risk of having frequent UTI are those that fall in any of the following categories;
1. People that are sexually active.
2.Those that have sex with multiple partners.
3. People around menopause.
4. Elderly people.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection
1. Urinary frequency: you will feel like going to pee frequently and most of the time you only get little drops of urine.
2. Painful Urination: When the urine is coming out you feel pain.
3. Burning sensation in the lower abdomen.
4. Urine mix with blood.
How to treat Urinary Tract Infection
1. When trying to treat UTI at home the best thing to do is to drink plenty of water. If you have the symptoms during the weekend good for you but if you don’t, just take the day off work because you will be going to the toilet to urinate a lot.
2. Another thing you should do is to eat food that boosts your immune system. ( I recently published an article on how to boost immunity)
3. See doctor if your symptoms are severe.
How to prevent UTI
1. Urinates immediately after sex and clean up. This will help flush away any bacteria and prevent them from getting to the bladder. If you don’t feel like to urinate, drink enough water so that you can urinate.
2. Women should keep the vagina clean at all times.
3. After defecation wash/wipe from front to back not back to front.
4. Do not hold your urine for too long.
5. Avoid using public toilets.
Urinary Tract Infection during pregnancy
UTI during pregnancy is fairly common but more serious because it can affect the baby's well being as well as the mother. Any cause of UTI during pregnancy should be treated urgently by a doctor.
Urinary Tract Infection can cause death
When UTI is left untreated it will find its way all the way up to the kidney and will turn to a kidney infection. From there the infection can get into the blood which causes urosepsis which is very deadly. In this cause, you will be rushed to the emergency room and left with no option but to fight for your life.
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