Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

What is it?

Urinary tract infection is the term given to an infection in any part of the urinary system. UTI occurs when part of the urinary tract becomes infected, usually with bacteria, and is common in women who are sexually active. The most common type of UTI is known as cystitis (inflammation of the bladder). It has been estimated that one third of women experience the symptoms of cystitis at some point in their life.

What are its symptoms?

When you have UTI, the bladder and the lining of the urethra become red and inflamed. Common symptoms related to UTI’s may include

  1. A burning sensation or lower abdominal discomfort when you pass urine
  2. Needing to urinate urgently
  3. Passing urine much more frequently than usual
  4. “Leaking” urine
  5. Feeling an urge to urinate, but being unable to or only passing a few drops
  6. Foul smelling urine
  7. Urine that is cloudy, bloody or dark
  8. Having a temperate

cranberryYou can do your part to prevent UTIs by:

  1. Drinking lots of water
  2. Urinating as soon as you feel the need – don’t hold it
  3. Make sure you have adequate lubrication during sex, and urinate after having sex
  4. Take vitamin C or cranberry juice – they are said to be urinary antiseptics
  5. Keep you intimate area clean and dry because dampness promotes bacterial growth. Try using pantyliners with anti-bacterial properties
  6. Cleanse your intimate area daily with a mild and PH-balance solution

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23 Responses to “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)”

  1. Excellent guidelines!

    We urge any woman suffering from recurrent UTIs to explore natural treatment and avoid antibiotic use whenever possible. You should be able to locate a local naturopath through a google search.

    Feel free to visit our website at ALETRIS Center to learn more about naturopathic medicine and urinary tract infections.

  2. ALETRIS Center says:

    Excellent guidelines!We urge any woman suffering from recurrent UTIs to explore natural treatment and avoid antibiotic use whenever possible. You should be able to locate a local naturopath through a google search.Feel free to visit our website at ALETRIS Center to learn more about naturopathic medicine and urinary tract infections.

  3. ALETRIS Center says:

    Excellent guidelines!

    We urge any woman suffering from recurrent UTIs to explore natural treatment and avoid antibiotic use whenever possible. You should be able to locate a local naturopath through a google search.

    Feel free to visit our website at ALETRIS Center to learn more about naturopathic medicine and urinary tract infections.

  4. LadyJava says:

    Thanks for your response. I’ll look into it 🙂

  5. LadyJava says:

    Thanks for your response. I'll look into it 🙂

  6. LadyJava says:

    Thanks for your response. I'll look into it 🙂

  7. cystitis says:

    The symptoms of cystitis are highly irritating..I take D-mannose, a natural remedy that works wonder with urine infections..If you suffer with recurrent cystitis, then purchase d-mannose as a preventive measure for UTI..

  8. cystitis says:

    The symptoms of cystitis are highly irritating..I take D-mannose, a natural remedy that works wonder with urine infections..If you suffer with recurrent cystitis, then purchase d-mannose as a preventive measure for UTI..

  9. LadyJava says:

    Hiya Cystitis.
    Thanks for tip and yes it is irritating and painful!
    _____

  10. LadyJava says:

    Hiya Cystitis.
    Thanks for tip and yes it is irritating and painful!
    _____

  11. cystitis says:

    The symptoms of cystitis are highly irritating..I take D-mannose, a natural remedy that works wonder with urine infections..If you suffer with recurrent cystitis, then purchase d-mannose as a preventive measure for UTI..

  12. LadyJava says:

    Hiya Cystitis.Thanks for tip and yes it is irritating and painful! _____

  13. bladder infection says:

    thanks for the info..i was confused about my symptoms..Your post cleared mu doubts… 🙂

  14. bladder infection says:

    thanks for the info..i was confused about my symptoms..Your post cleared mu doubts… 🙂

  15. LadyJava says:

    Glad you found the article useful 🙂
    _____

  16. bladder infection says:

    thanks for the info..i was confused about my symptoms..Your post cleared mu doubts… 🙂

  17. LadyJava says:

    Glad you found the article useful :-)_____

  18. LadyJava says:

    Glad you found the article useful :-)_____

  19. LadyJava says:

    Glad you found the article useful 🙂
    _____

  20. barbaraerik says:

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  21. barbaraerik says:

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  22. AllieB says:

    Hi all! Ladyjava, to add to your already information loaded article, thought you might want to see this I found it while researching UTI's. If you're looking for a remedy other than cranberry juice and you've made the leap to antibiotics, this is informative about UTI's and antibiotics (plus you may earn a little extra spending money!) I'm copying and pasting the information I found below. I hope this is helpful for you 🙂

    "If you have experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI) in your lifetime, treat yourself to a $25 Amazon gift card. [http://almatica.com/macro/macrodantin.html] You deserve it!

    UTIs account for nearly 10 million doctor visits annually, and one in five women will have at least one UTI in her lifetime, according to the National Kidney Foundation. A UTI occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract and multiply.

    Antibiotics can treat most UTIs successfully, but the type of antibiotics prescribed will depend on several factors, such as the cause of the infection, the type of antibiotic and other medical conditions.

    If you experience any of the following symptoms that typically indicate a UTI, you should consider seeing your doctor.

    • An urgent need to urinate, often with very little urinate passed

    • A burning feeling while urinating

    • Cloudy or blood-tinged urine

    • Urine with a strong odor

    Learn more about Almatica pharma at http://www.almatica.com"

  23. AllieB says:

    Hi all! Ladyjava, to add to your already information loaded article, thought you might want to see this I found it while researching UTI's. If you're looking for a remedy other than cranberry juice and you've made the leap to antibiotics, this is informative about UTI's and antibiotics (plus you may earn a little extra spending money!) I'm copying and pasting the information I found below. I hope this is helpful for you 🙂

    “If you have experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI) in your lifetime, treat yourself to a $25 Amazon gift card. [http://almatica.com/macro/macrodantin.html]” target=”_blank”> ” target=”_blank”>[http://almatica.com/macro/macrodantin.html] You deserve it!

    UTIs account for nearly 10 million doctor visits annually, and one in five women will have at least one UTI in her lifetime, according to the National Kidney Foundation. A UTI occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract and multiply.

    Antibiotics can treat most UTIs successfully, but the type of antibiotics prescribed will depend on several factors, such as the cause of the infection, the type of antibiotic and other medical conditions.

    If you experience any of the following symptoms that typically indicate a UTI, you should consider seeing your doctor.
    • An urgent need to urinate, often with very little urinate passed
    • A burning feeling while urinating
    • Cloudy or blood-tinged urine
    • Urine with a strong odor

    Learn more about Almatica pharma at ” target=”_blank”>http://www.almatica.com

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