How It Occurs

Urinary Tract Infection is a serious health matter that occurs in the urinary system of both man and woman but mainly women are the ones affected the most.

The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, urether and the bladder. This type of infection is caused by the Escherichia Coli, or more commonly known as E-Coli. The infection generally starts in the urethra, and then spreads to the bladder causing painful infection. If not treated early the infection can and will move up to infect the urether and eventually the kidneys. In severe cases, this infection can cause kidney failure.

The infection will upset the flow of urine from the kidneys through the urethra and collects in the bladder and can cause more bacterial growth if it is obstructed.

Signs of A Urinary Tract Infection

You have an infection when you feel constant urges to urinate and strain to urinate. Feeling pain during urinating, blood and discharge in the urine, lower abdominal pains, feeling feverish and nausea are some of the symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

It can be treated easily if detected early and your condition has not worsened. Your physician will require a urine sample from you and if you have been diagnosed with the infection, you will be given a subscription of some antibiotics and painkillers to treat this infection.

To avoid future reoccurrence of this type of infection, you will have to take preventive measures like being more cautious of the type of diet that you are in, probably you took food or ate in a place that were not properly sanitized and you got exposed to the E-Coli bacteria. You should also be concerned of your daily fluid intake, I know many that are not that concerned, and limit their fluid intake. You can vary the type of fluids you want to drink, you can mix it up a little with fruits and not just drink the plain old H2O which can be boring, taking note of the amount of sugar from the drinks you consume is also very important. It is advised that you drink plain water, plain barley juice or cranberry juice during and after getting urinary tract infection. It helps speed up the healing process by making the urine more acidic, thus creating a non friendly environment for the bacteria to thrive.

You may want to limit wearing tight clothing at this time and probably not that often afterwards. Be sure to be extra hygienic and have a properly sanitized environment. Teach your children how to be more hygienic as well. You can never be too careful when it comes to yours and your family's health.