What is Urinary Tract Infection, signs and symptoms?
Women during their lifetime are at greater risk of getting a Urinary Tract Infection, shortly used as UTI. Researches show that 1 in 2 women will definitely develop a urinary tract infection during her life. They also are faced with the risk of the infections to repeat. When it comes to men 1 in 20 men might develop UTI through their life. Here are several natural herbs for UTI that will help you reduce the symptoms or get rid of the infection the natural way.
According to MayoClinic definition, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract, the bladder and the urethra.
According to WebMD, these are one of the main symptoms of UTI:
- Burning feeling when you urinate
- Frequent or intense urge to urinate
- Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
- Strange smelling and looking urine
- Feeling tired or shaky
- Fever or chills
Why do infections occur in the first place?
One of the main reasons women are told to wipe from front to back is the urinary tract infection. In the urinary tract, bacteria do not normally live. This area is sterile, but once the bacteria enter the urinary infection they can multiply very fast and cause many problems. The urethra is fairly short and makes it easier for the bacteria to get to the bladder.
Low immune system makes a person to be more vulnerable to infections as well as changes in hormonal levels. For women, infections are more common in pregnancy or before a period begins. Also age affects the chance of women getting urinary tract infection.
A urine test ordered by a GP can identify the cause of infection and treatment is usually a course of antibiotics.