Urinary infection




Urinary infection is the most common infectious reaction in the human body, being more prevalent in women between the ages of 20 and 40 and in pregnant women.
 
This is due to the fact that the urethra channel is shorter in women, five centimeters, compared to 22 centimeters in men. Being that it may be a low bacterial contamination, it affects the bladder, or high, it attacks the kidneys.
 
The most common cause of urinary infection (both low and high) is a bacteria that lives in the intestine, E. coli, which can come into contact with the urinary tract due to poor hygiene in this area when urinating and defecating. Another common cause is the friction between the penis and the vaginal canal during intercourse.
 

Urinary infection
 
Because of the size of your urethra, it is very rare for men to suffer from urinary infections, although in later life they may be associated with prostate problems.
 
In the case of low urinary tract infection (bladder), the most common symptom is pain while urinating, which may vary for difficulty urinating, full bladder sensation and frequent urination. Already the discharge (kidneys) causes pains in the lumbar region, in the zone of the kidneys, and fever.
 
As for the treatments, the low urinary infection can be treated with a single dose antibiotic or a few days. High infection, at the level of the pelvis and kidneys, is usually treated with stronger antibiotics that are taken for about 10 days.
 
Frequent hygiene of this area of ​​the body, avoiding very tight and muffled clothes, as well as underpants and prolonged use of sanitary napkins and tampons are good prevention methods. Urinating or doing intimate hygiene after intercourse can also Help.
 

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