Dubai: UTIs are a very common phenomenon in our part of the world and can occur anywhere in the urinary tract but they usually crop up in the bladder and the urethra. It is unwise to take UTIs non-seriously as the infection can cause permanent damage to the kidneys.
Pregnant women having UTIs can give birth to low weight babies or even premature infants. People with diabetes, sickle-cell disease, or kidney stones are most vulnerable to UTIs. High blood pressure can also be a consequence of infection in children.
Being the second most common infection in the world, UTI affects all genders and age groups but women specifically. Since women possess a shorter urethra as compared to men, it is quite convenient for harmful germs to reach the bladder faster and more often. Watch the following video to get rid of this problem.
Urinary Tract Infection, Stomach and Bladder Heat
Moreover, poor hygiene, old age, food allergies, holding urine back for long periods of time, certain types of contraceptives, all make one vulnerable to UTIs.
What to Do?
Uupon discovering initial signs, the first step towards treatment is consulting a good doctor If the infection is in the kidney then an upper back and side pain, high fever, shivers and chills, nausea and vomiting may occur.
In a bladder infection — usually caused by Escherichia coli or E. coli bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract — one feels excessive pelvic pressure, lower abdominal discomfort, frequent painful urination in small amounts and light fever. If the infection is in the urethra, one may experience a burning sensation while urinating.
In infants or children who are two to three years old, it is difficult to trace UTI symptoms as kids that young can’t express their feelings or bodily discomfort. The child could be feverish, irritated and disinterested in food, but if fever continues for more than a day without signs of a cold or flu, he or she may have an infection.