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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Symptoms & Home Remedies

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What is Urinary Tract Infection?

Have you ever heard of UTI or Urinary Tract Infection? You may have, and if you’re female your chances of getting it are pretty high. Some research shows that chances of getting it can be as high as 1 in 2 women. If you’re a male, your chances of getting the infection are relatively less as about 1 in 10 men get it in their lifetime. Chances are there that you may have already suffered from it unknowingly because it was mild and so you didn’t pay much heed to it. So, what exactly is this Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary Tract Infection can be an infection in any part of your urinary system. In layman’s terms it can be an infection in your kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters or urethra.

But what are the reasons for Urinary Tract Infection? Urinary Tract Infections occur when harmful bacteria enter your urinary system and start to divide rapidly to cause the infection. Though the body has its defences, it can fail sometimes.

One of the primary causes of Urinary Tract Infections in females is the short distance between the anus and the urethra. It is highly probable for an otherwise harmless bacteria called E Coli (which resides in the large intestine) to enter the urethra and consequently cause Urinary Tract Infection. UTI in men can be caused by an enlarged prostate which can result in bacteria building up and causing the infection. In younger men the most common cause of Urinary Tract Infection are STDs or sexually transmitted diseases. Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia are such two STDs that can cause Urinary Tract Infection. Wearing a condom during sex can protect from STDs which will make it less likely for Urinary Tract Infections to occur.

Can I detect Urinary Tract Infection WITHOUT a medical diagnosis?

The answer is yes, you can. There are some important symptoms to watch out for to identify a Urinary Tract Infection. Although these symptoms necessarily don’t mean you have a Urinary Tract Infection, in most cases they do.

Primary symptoms that hint towards a Urinary Tract Infection

The signs and symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections are---

  • Urinary Tract Infection causes a burning feeling while you pee

  • An extreme and intense urge to pee that makes you leave an important meeting but in reality, you pee nothing or very less

  • Frequent and painful urination

  • If the infection reaches your kidneys symptoms may include fever or chills

  • Back pain or side pain; this indicates that the Urinary Tract Infection has reached the kidneys

  • Abdominal pain, uneasiness or pressure in the pelvic region

  • Blood in pee; this is also a symptom of the infection, however there can be a different problem in the tract behind this

How can Urinary Tract Infections be prevented?

There are some easy ways by which Urinary Tract Infection can be prevented in most cases. Some of them are listed below-----

  • Drinking sufficient water can help in preventing Urinary Tract Infection because a large intake of water means frequent urination which will help your body flush out Urinary Tract Infection causing bacteria.

  • Cleansing of the pelvic region from time to time can also help prevent Urinary Tract Infection

  • Emptying the bladder after a sexual intercourse helps flush out any bacteria that may have entered the tract

  • Avoiding products that may cause any irritation in the urethra

  • Cranberry juice can also help prevent Urinary Tract Infection because studies show that it contains chemicals which prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder

Primary remedies for Urinary Tract Infections

The next question is how to relieve symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection? Well drinking lots of water can help. Also applying a warm heating pad to your abdomen can help decrease the pressure and discomfort.

Questions to ask yourself to see if you have Urinary Tract Infection

To detect Urinary Tract Infection in your body, ask questions to yourself like:

  • Am I having the urge to pee a little too much these days? If yes, am I peeing a huge load each time or not as much as the urge indicates?

  • Is my pee smelling strangely?

  • Is my pee yellow in colour since long enough? 

  • Do I observe blood in my pee?

  • Do I have a sense of irritation in my genital region?

  • Do I have a burning sensation while I pee?

  • Does my back or side hurt? If it does, is it regular muscle pain cured by easy remedies?

  • Do I have nausea even when I am eating healthy and am not very stressed? Is this nausea persisting for abnormally long?

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