URINARY TRACT INFECTION
|Urinary tract infection (UTI)|
Introduction of Urinary Tract Infection:
UTI is an infection in any part of the urinary system – kidney, urethra, ureter, bladder. UTI is common, particularly in women.
- The urinary tract infection The infection that affects the urinary tract when it affects the lower urinary tract is known as a bladder infection (cystitis).
- When it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as kidney infection (pyelonephritis it means Kidney infection) In this condition, there is no underlying structural and functional abnormality of the patient.
- Most of the woman experience the UTI in their Life Time.
- The UTI is uncommon in males and children’s when diagnosed it often occurs in an abnormal urinary tract.
- UTI is not always uncomplicated, recurrent causes considerable morbidity, and infection that can lead to life-threatening gram-negative septicemia and kidney failure.
Urinary Tract Infection is usually caused by bacteria from poo (feces) entering the urinary tract. The bacteria enter through the tube that carries pee (urine) out of the body.
- E.coli bacteria which live in the bowel, cause most UTIs.
- Women have a shorter urethra than men.
- This means bacteria are more likely to reach the bladder or kidney and cause an infection.
- The most common UTI develops when microbes enter the urinary tract and cause infection.
- Bacteria are the most common cause of UTI although fungi are rarely can also infect the UTI.
UTI cause in Males: Most UTI’s are.
- Caused by bacterium E.coli, which is naturally present in your body.
- Through the urethra, The bacterium gets into the urinary tract.
- The urethra is the tube that drains.
Symptoms of UTI: In males.
If infection from an untreated UTI can eventually travel through the body becoming very dangerous, even deadly. Increase risk of bladder infection in men may be Linked to An Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.)
- If bladder infections go untreated, it can become a kidney infection.
- As men have a longer urethra than women, they have fewer chances to UTI’s because bacteria need to travel a longer distance to reach the bladder.
- so men have less chance to affect.
- UTI’ s is four times more than in women than in men.
- A person’s risk of developing a UTI increase if they have:
- Kidney stones
- An Enlarged prostate
- An abnormal narrowing of the urethra
- An inability to voluntarily control urination
- An inability to empty the bladder completely
- Not drunk enough liquids
- Not been circumcised.Had anal intercourse, which can expose the urethra to bacteria.
- Frequent urination
- Strong persistent
- Urge to urinate
- Pain during just after urine
- Dysuria means difficulty to urinate
- Low-grade fever
- Cloudy urine with a strong odor
- Blood in the urine ( Hematuria)
- Trouble urinating
- Had anal intercourse, which can expose the urethra to bacteria.
- Problem with the prostate.
A health condition taking medication that suppresses the immune system. Men get Urinary tract Infections from women during sex, so Bacteria is getting from the infection of women.
Home remedies to fight UTI:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Hydration (adequate amount of water content) status linked to the risk of UTI.
- Increase vitamin c intake could protect against UTI.
- Vit c is thought to work by increasing the acidity of the urine, Thereby the killing of the bacteria that cause infection.
- vitamin C is mostly present in fruits and vegetables and this is the best way to increase our intake
- Red peppers, oranges, grapefruit, and 🥝 kiwifruit all contain a full recommend amount of vit c.
- Cranberries could help reduce the risk of UTI by preventing bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract.
- Urinating frequently after sexual intercourse can reduce the risk of UTI.