Women are said to be the most susceptible to urinary tract disorders. Despite their efforts in keeping themselves clean they are prone to this disease since birth control devices, menopause and pregnancy are factors related to women.
Hence, they should have more awareness about the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, in order to arrest the effects of the problem at the earliest stage possible.
According to statistics, one out of five women develops UTI and will probably experience the disease more than once in her lifetime. In the case of men however, medical statistics show that the symptoms of urinary tract infection they experience, are often indications of more serious health problems. Henceforth, both men and women, should have a broader knowledge why this type of disease ever takes place.
According to medical explanations, certain microscopic organisms tend to attach themselves to the urethra, the tube like passageway that extends from the bladder to the opening of the genitals.
The most common bacteria that is said to cause infection is the Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria. This organism is said to thrive in the colon. To be more specific, the colon is the lower part of our large intestines, where human solid wastes or feces pass out.
Due to certain methods of hygiene or at times the lack of it, some of these E.coli bacteria will find its way to the urethra. As a result, the bacteria will keep itself attached to the said urinary passageway and will multiply and flourish. In time, the person with this kind of condition will begin to feel the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. These symptoms are present if:
1. A person experiences the passing of dry urine or the desire to pass urine but hardly manages to do so.
2. Pain is experienced while in the process of relieving one’s self of urine.
3. Heaviness is felt in the lower belly to the point of feeling pressure around the area.
4. Urine passed has an unlikely color which can be described as reddish accompanied by an unpleasant smell.
5. A person experiences a feeling of debilitation, which can bring about fever as his condition worsens.
6. The affected person’s urine may contain blood which indicates that the infection has already gone far.
Due care should be taken by an individual in case all these symptoms are present. The bacteria causing the infection in the urethra may be more than the E.coli type, but more harmful microorganisms such as Chlamydia and Mycoplasma.
These strains of bacteria are responsible for sexually transmitted diseases and will likely cause irreparable damage to the reproductive as well as the nervous system. Treatments are necessary for the person affected as well as the person or persons he had sexual contact with.
Hence, it would be unwise to disregard the symptoms of a urinary tract infection in case they may occur to you. The proper treatment it will require will depend on how you acquired the disease. Leaving it untreated will lead to possible bladder and kidney infections, which of course trigger the onset of other health disorders like hypertension.