Saturday, 5 August 2017

Be Aware about Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections or UTIs occur when the bacteria which enters the urinary tract through the urethra, begins to multiply in the bladder. Although, the urinary system is designed in such a way that it defends to keep out such microscopic invaders, it may sometimes fail in defending and the  bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract. They can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them.
What causes Urinary Tract Infection?
    UTIs are most commonly caused when the urethra (the tube which carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body, which is located close to the anus)becomes invaded by  Bacteria from the large intestine, such as E. coli, are in the position to escape the anus and enter the urethra. From there, they can travel up to the bladder, and if the infection isn't treated, continue on to infect the kidneys. In women urethras are short, this allow the quick access of bacteria to the bladder, having sex may also introduce bacteria into the urinary tract and causes infection.

Symptoms of UTI

    UTI can affect any part of the urinary system (renal system), the severity of the infection is determined according to the location of the infection. The more farther up the urinary tract, the more serious will be the infection.

    There is an increased risk for urinary tract infections in pregnant women because of the changes in the urinary tract. The increasing weight of the uterus block the drainage of urine from the bladder and causes infection.

The following are the symptoms of Lower urinary tract infection:
  • Mild fever and chills
  • Bad smelling or bloody urine
  • Pain or pressure in the lower abdomen
  • More frequent urination
  • Pain or Burning sensation while urinating
  • The sensation of having to urinate urgently

 Dr Mahindra Jain is one of the eminent and experienced Urologist in Bangalore provides the best and quality Treatment for Urinary Tract Infection in Bangalore at affordable cost.

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