When you get a cold, you throat gets red and irritated. The same thing happens to the lining of your bladder and urethra when you get a UTI. Any form of infection that affects the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra is classified as a UTI.
Urinary tract infections are the second most common types of infection in the body. Us women have a 50% chance of getting a UTI once in our life. Compare that to men who only have a 10% chance.
It is necessary that we take extra care of ourselves so we are less likely to get one in the first place. However, it isn’t always avoidable. Here are the ways to find out if have one:
While most UTIs are not serious and treatable with antibiotics, one must still be careful and go see a doctor if you experience any symptoms. However, if you are getting UTIs frequently or lost lasting, it might be a sign of a more serious problem. Moreover, kidney infections can also be life threatening specially if the bacteria enter the bloodstream and leads to a condition called septicaemia.
We’ve all heard prevention is better than cure. Below are some ways you can reduce your chance to get it: