Suffering from urinary tract infection then consult the doctor as earlier as possible, Untreated UTI can cause damage to your kidney, the infection may be spread from the bladder to one or both kidneys, When bacteria attacks the kidney then it will permanently reduce the kidney function, even lead to kidney failure.
A Urinary tract infection or UTI is an infection that caused by bacteria, fungi or virals, The infection involves the kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra.
How one can identify UTI?
Most commonly UTI is found in women, 8 out of 10 women experience UTI once in their lifetime. Risk factors pecific to women for UTIs include
Female Anatomy: Womens has shorter urethra while comparing with men, Which shortens the distance that bacteria must travel to reach the bladder.
Certain types of birth control measure also increase the chance of having UTI
The decline in circulating estrogen after menopause causes changes in the urinary tract that makes having the chance of urinary infection.
A kidney stone can trap urine in the bladder and can have the risk of UTI.
Diabetes and other diseases suppress the immune system and the body defense against germs and can have risk of UTIs
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