Urinary tract infection or UTI is one of the most common health problems faced by people today. This painful infection is 10 times more prevalent in women than in men, with almost 50% of females experiencing this condition at least once during their lifetime. Once you have experienced UTI, it tends to recur. Pregnancy, intercourse, menopause, holding urine for prolonged periods of time, etc. are the most common triggers for this infection. Usually, UTI is accompanied by symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain, frequent urge to urinate, and a burning sensation while urinating. While doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat this condition, there are many home remedies that can not only ease the symptoms of UTI but also prevent the recurrence of this painful ordeal in the future.
What Is A Urinary Tract Infection?
When bacteria, fungi, or virus infect any part of your urinary tract, it results in urinary tract infection or UTI. When the immune response of the body is down and due to unhygienic causes, these microbes are not eliminated by the body and remain inside the urinary system, causing an infection. Infection of the urethra is called urethritis, and that of the urinary bladder is called cystitis. At times, these microbes (usually bacteria) can also travel back up the urinary tract and cause infection in the kidneys
It is important to distinguish between a bladder infection (cystitis) and a kidney infection. A kidney infection is much more serious and can develop from an untreated bladder infection. Fever accompanies a kidney infection but is usually not present with a bladder infection.
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