Urinary Tract Infection

Blame It On Your Anatomy

Urinary Tract Infection 1Does it burn when you urinate? Is there blood in your urine?

If so, you might have a Urinary Tract Infection or UTI.  Before you can understand what a urinary tract infection is, you must first understand the urinary tract itself.

Our urinary tract is made up of four parts

Gastrointestinal bacteria usually cause Urinary Tract Infections. The bacteria usually from stool enter the urethra and travels into the bladder or kidneys. Sexual intercourse can also cause it. During sex, your urethra comes in contact with bacteria from the genital area and anus, which can also infect your urinary tract.

Your body is equipped to defend against germs and bacteria, but sometimes the bacteria multiply faster than our body’s defense system can fight them, which causes a urinary tract infection.

Ladies, you get the short end of the stick here because you are ten times more likely to get urinary tract infections than men. You can blame it on your anatomy, specifically the length and location of your urethra.

A woman’s urethra is much shorter than a man’s urethra and is located in proximity to the anus which makes it easier from bacteria to enter your urinary tract.

Urinary Tract Infection SymptomsBladder Infection

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms a trip to see a urologist can fix you right up. Urinary tract infections are usually quite harmless especially when they are treated promptly with antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Begin drinking a lot of water and cranberry juice to help flush out the bacteria.

Ideally, you want to kill the bacteria living in your urinary tract before it reaches the kidneys where it can do permanent damage.

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A top-notch, experienced Urologist will have all the tools and training needed to get to the root of your problem and significantly improve your symptoms.

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