What is a Urinary Tract Infection?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that can occur in any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Males and females of all ages can have a UTI, but they do appear more frequently in women. The good news is due to the infection’s common nature, doctors can pretty easily diagnose and treat a UTI.
What Causes a UTI?
When bacteria enter the urinary tract, infection can occur, causing a range of symptoms, which is why you should note these causes.
- Poor hygiene like wiping back to front in bathroom
- Sexual activity especially with a new partner
- Bacterial changes from conditions like menopause
- System blockages such as an enlarged prostate
- Weakened immune system leaves body susceptible
Of course, there are good and bad bacteria, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you notice irregularities in narrowing down causes of discomfort.