If you feel discomfort, you may have a urinary tract infection
What you should know about urinary infections:
What is it?
Urinary tract infection happens more often in women. It is characterized by discomfort at the time of urination (peeing), such as burning, change of color and smell, desire to urinate more often, sometimes with little urine and may come with pain. It is produced by the presence of bacteria in the urine.
The ” Escherichia Coli ” bacteria is responsible for 75% of the cases of urinary infection. This bacterium lives in the human digestive system without doing any harm, however, it is harmful when it moves into the urinary tract.
- A burning sensation while urinating.
- Increased frequency of urination.
- Feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
- Pain in the belly.
- Cloudy and / or smelly urine.
- Bleeding in the urine (hematuria).
- When the infection affects the kidney, chills, fever and low back pain may occur.
How to prevent it?
- The intimate hygiene should be done from front to back after using the bathroom.
- Urinating before and after sexual activity to remove bacteria that may have entered the urethra.
- Do not use any product containing perfumes in the genital area, or douche.
- Do not hold urine, urinate when you feel the need to do so, as bacteria proliferate when urine remains too long in the bladder.
- Wear cotton underwear and avoid tight-fitting clothing.
- Drink at least 6 glasses of water a day.
- Drink cranberry juice frequently to help prevent infection.