A woman usually gets at least one UTI in her life. And even one is too many.
Urinary tract infections are basically caused by bacteria. E.Coli is the main bacterial culprit and is responsible for UTIs in about 80% of women. It typically lives in the human colon and when it migrates and travels from the outer urinary opening through up the urethra, the tube that connects to the bladder it can invade the bladder and cause infection.
Women are in greater danger to get UTI because a woman’s urinary opening is close rin proximity to her rectum which houses lots of bacteria from faeces.
UTI can cause symptoms like burning sensation or pain when peeing, a feeling of urgency or frequent need to pee or pelvic pressure. If the infection travels up from the bladder to kidney, symptoms can include fever, lower back pain, vomiting or nausea.
What causes UTIs?
Risk factors includes
- Neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis.
- More frequent sexual intercourse
- A prolapsed bladder
- Any abnormalities in the urinary anatomy
What doesn’t cause UTI?
Tight undergarments or myth that wiping front to back after using the toilet, douching and peeing pre and post sexual intercourse.
How to treat UTI?
If you go to see a doctor, you will be given an antibiotic to take for 3 – 7 days. If the infection has strike the kidney, you may be given a longer course. Although there is no clear evidence, consuming 150ml to 750ml cranberry juice daily possibly help to prevent UTIs.
For Further Information on natural cure for UTI and Bacterial Vaginosis:
UTI-Be-Gone – 100% Natural Urinary Tract Infection Cure by Sherry Han