Risk factors, Over 50 percent of all women experience at least one UTI during their lifetime, with 20 to 30 percent experiencing recurrent UTIs.
Pregnant women are not more likely to develop a UTI than other women, but if one does occur, it is more likely to travel up to the kidneys. This is because changes in the body during pregnancy that affect the urinary tract.
As a UTI in pregnancy can prove dangerous for both maternal and infant health, most pregnant women are tested for the presence of bacteria in their urine, even if there are no symptoms, and treated with antibiotics to prevent spread.
People of any age and sex can develop a UTI. However, some people are more at risk than others. The following factors can increase the likelihood of developing a UTI:
Sexual intercourse, especially if more frequent, intense, and with multiple or new partners
poor personal hygiene
problems emptying the bladder completely
having a urinary catheter
blocked flow of urine
some forms of contraception
procedures involving the urinary tract
suppressed immune system
immobility for a long period
use of spermicides and tampons
heavy use of antibiotics, which can disrupt the natural flora of the bowel and urinary tract
Symptoms of UTIs
The symptoms of a UTI can depend on age, gender, the presence of a catheter, and what part of the urinary tract has been infected.
To identify a UTI, keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
A burning feeling when you urinate
A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do
Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
Feeling tired or shaky
Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys).
Treatment of UTI
If you suspect you have a urinary tract infection, head to the doctor. You’ll be asked to give a urine sample, which will be tested for the presence of UTI-causing bacteria.
Antibiotics to kill the intruders. Your best bet is Tinatett UR-Quick mixture (syrup). The UR-quick is good for the relief of enlarged prostate and urinary tract infections. It is highly effective when taken together with Venecare.
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