Thursday, March 18, 2010

Urethral Infection

Urinary tract infection or UTI is a health problem serious enough for the millions of people each year. UTI is an infection disease number 2 of the most attacking humans on earth. Generally, this disease attacks women but often also found men who suffer from UTIs.

Or urinary system urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Among the four organs, the kidney is the most plays. Functioning kidney to filter waste from the blood vessels, regulate fluid balance, and produce several hormones. Ureteric function filtered drain the kidney to the bladder to be stored temporarily and when the bladder is full it will be released to the outside world through the urethra channel.

Every adult average produce from one to 2 liters of urine per day depending on weather conditions and the amount of fluid intake.

Causes of urinary tract infections.

Normally, urine or urine is sterile germ-free aliases. Infection occurs when bacteria or germs from the digestive tract into the streets or the end of the urethra to the urinary tract and multiply there. Thus the most common bacteria causing UTI was E. coli is commonly found in the lower digestive tract.

First of all, the bacteria will stay in the urethra and multiply there. As a result, the urethra become infected later called by the name of urethritis. If the bacteria then went upstairs to the urinary tract and multiply there will be a urinary tract infection that later referred to as cystitis. If the infection is not treated then the bacteria will rise back up toward the kidneys and infect the kidneys are known as pyelonephritis.

Microorganisms such as chlamydia and mycoplasmal can also cause UTIs, but infections caused only limited to the urethra and reproductive system. Unlike E. coli, the bacteria infect people through the medium of intercourse.

Risk factors

Some people do have to suffer the risk of UTI is greater than the others. Abnormalities of the urinary function to be the culprits. Urinary stones, prostate enlargement would inhibit urine spending facilitating the propagation of germs.

People with diabetes are also prone to suffer from UTI due to decreased immunity. Other diseases that have the effect of lowering body resistance is also a risk factor of UTI.

Urinary tract infections are also often found in children who are born with urinary tract abnormalities.

Women are more prone to suffer UTI when compared with men may be due to the channel shorter urethra and the tip of the anus that is located near the tip of the urethra.

UTI Symptoms

Not all patients felt the symptoms of UTI but generally there is one symptom that they felt even if not very disturbing. The symptoms include, frequent urination and pain when urinating, burning pain to the bladder.

In the women felt discomfort in the pubic bone. Generally, people who have UTI will always want to pee pee issued but very little.

Own urine can be white, brown, reddish. UTI will not cause fever for still infects the urethra and bladder, fever appear when the kidneys are taxable. Other symptoms of kidney infection as is the presence of back pain, nausea, or vomiting.

UTI Treatment

Urinary tract infections treated with antibiotic drug. Choice of drug and length of treatment depends on the duration of infection and type of bacteria. When did the symptoms appear, you should immediately see a doctor to get treatment.

UTI Prevention

Some things you can do to prevent UTIs include:

* Drink lots of fluids every day.
* Immediately whenever you want to pee pee, do not hold urine hobby.
* Anal cleansing moment for women, wash from front to back rather than vice versa.
* Choose the shower while bathing compared with bath tub.
* Clean sex will have sex when.
* Avoid the use of fluids that are not clear benefits to the genitals. This fluid can irritate the urethra.


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