A Urinary Tract infection or a UTI is an infection that affects the urinary tract. It can cause irritation and pain in the bladder. UTI’s are quite common among women, especially sexually active women.
A common myth is that UTIs can go away. This is false! UTI's can get better, but they won’t go away until you treat them with antibiotics. In some instances, women need to take long-term antibiotics to get rid of the infection.
Here are the most common symptoms of a UTI. These symptoms vary for every person. Some UTI’s don’t cause sign and symptoms, but when they do, they may include:
Causes for UTI’s:
Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and then multiply in the bladder.
Urinary tract infections are common in women, and many women experience more than one infection during their lifetime. Risk factors specific to women relating to UTIs include:
Fluids are the key! The easiest way to prevent UTIs is to drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated. Hydration also benefits your health, skin, and weight! So, drink plenty of fluids and stay healthy!
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