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- Kunle Emmanuel
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Its significantly reduces your chances of getting a UTI, especially for people who have recurrent UTI's.
The Urinary tract is made up of Kidneys, Bladder, Ureter (Kidney to bladder) and Urethra ( Bladder to "outside"). Most Infections affect the Lower part, i.e Bladder and Urethra, but it can sometimes ascend to the Kidneys.
A variety of Microorganisms can cause UTI. And UTI's are quite common.
Women are more prone to UTI's than men, because thier Urethra is shorter.
Symptoms of UTI, include,
Pain, Burning Sensation when Urinating,
Urgency (inability to hold pee),
Frequency ( urinating more often),
Cloudy, Bloody Urine,
Lower abdominal pain,
Pain in the Sides (Flank)
A number of "conditions" can put at risk for UTI.
People with Immunecompromise (HIV,TB)
People with Kidney stones
People with Catheters.
However, UTI's are common, even in Healthy people.and some persons, have "recurrent".
To prevent UTI, especially in persons who have recurrent infections,
Drink plenty of water,
Pee after Sex
Wipe from front to back
Dont Douche, or use "Vaginal products"
Dont hold urine for too long.
Again! Drink plenty of water!
If you experience any of the above symptoms, please see a Doctor. The treatment is seemingly routine, but is quite specific for each individual.
In addition, Your Dr may prescribe Medications for prevention, especially if you are at risk.
Thanks for Reading.
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