Urinary tract infection,treatment and prevention
Human urinary system comprises of ureters, bladder, kidneys, and urethra which are responsible for removal of waste from the body.Urinary tract infection is caused due to occurrence of bacteria which gets into the urine and grows gradually.
The infection can be harmful if not treated properly.The infection can become more serious if it affects your kidneys.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection:
-Burning sensation or pain at the time of urination.
-Frequent urination,even waking up at night to urinate.
-Bloody or bad smelling urine.
-Lower abdominal pain.
-Hypothermia or fever in elder people, lethargy, alteration in mental status.
Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection:
-Visit your doctor, and follow the prescribed medication properly.
-Finish the medication course recommended by your doctor even if you feel better, before the completion of your medication.
-Drink plenty of water.
-Use of hot water bottle can help relieving pain.
-Limit the use of spicy foods, alcohol,coffee.It causes irritation in bladder.
Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection:
-Females should properly wipe from front to back,not back to front, so as to prevent bacteria entering from anus to urethra.
-Drink cranberry juice, it helps in preventing the urinary tract infection.
-Empty the bladder completely and regularly after sexual intercourse.
-Do not hold back your urine for long.
-If you feel dryness in your vagina after sex,apply some jelly or cream for constant lubrication.
“The information present is for General Purpose, please consult your doctor before taking any medication / therapy”