Urinary Tract Infections: Why Women Are More Vulnerable?

If you are a woman, you are more likely to develop urinary tract infection as compared to men. For some women, it relates to the change in the level of hormone, while others may develop this risk of infection because of the menstrual cycle or loss of hygiene around the genital area. UTI during pregnancy may result in increased blood pressure as well as premature birth, so it is important to treat it properly.

The reason behind UTI in women:

Since the urethra is shorter in women and closer to the anus, it is easier for bacteria to get transferred to the bladder and cause the disturbance. Another reason is that urethra is located next to the vagina and anus making it cause more infection. 

Chronic UTIs: There is also a second type of infection called Chronic UTI. This is the type that does not respond to medicines as well as other treatments. The urinary tract is the pathway from where the bacteria get transferred.

What are the symptoms?

If you are suffering from Urinary Tract Infection, there might be some symptoms that can completely tell you that you have the infection:

  • Burning feeling while urinating
  • Intense urge to pee all the time
  • Bloody or strange-smelling urine
  • Feeling tired
  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lower Belly pain

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Women could get repeated urinary tract infection if they:

  • Change sexual partner too frequently
  • Family history
  • Suffer from constipation
  • Use too many contraceptive pills

What are the tests and treatments available?

If you suspect any kind of symptoms, it is important to go to the doctor. He may prescribe different types of tests as well as medicines. You will be asked to give a urine sample. It will be tested to detect the infection. Antibiotics are suggested by the doctors that are easily available in an online pharmacy. They are used to kill the intruders that are causing any kind of complication in the body. Medications are given to soothe the pain. Drinking water may help to flush out the bacteria from the body. 

Some other common treatment or preventions include:

  • Peeing immediately after having intercourse.
  • Not using any perfumed product in the genital area
  • Keeping the genital area clean
  • Avoiding drinks that might irritate your bladder like soda, alcohol, etc.
  • Wearing cotton underwear as well as loose clothing near your genital area.
  • If you are using unlubricated condoms, consider other methods.
  • Always keep your genital area dry

This is all about UTIs. Share with your friends and family to spread awareness. Stay Healthy Stay Fit.

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Natasha Patel

Natasha Patel is the senior writer for the women’s health edition at CheapMedicineShop.com. She worked as a primary care provider before joining the writer’s panel of the blog. She is also trained in routine obstetrics and continues to practice in Oklahoma, where she lives with her family.