A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in your urinary system.
Unlike yeast infections caused by fungus, urinary tract infection is caused by bacteria most of the time. The bladder and urethra are the most prevalent organs that contract UTIs. Women develop urinary tract infections far more frequently than men. UTIs afflict 1 out of every 2 people, sometimes more than once in a lifetime. Women are most likely to have repeat Urinary Tract Infections. (Read the entire report here.)
The infectious bacteria travels in your urine to your bladder. This common event generates over 8 million visits to the doctors a year, of which 12% are men. Even though urine flows out, the persistent bacteria finds its way to the bladder and in extreme cases all the way to the kidneys.
Antibiotics that have worked for almost 85 years have been overused and misused causing the bacteria to develop a resistance to the penicillin family of drugs.
The bacteria multiplying unchecked for decades have produced Superbugs that existing antibiotics will not control or kill. Bacteria, that is immune to antibiotics, that causes urinary tract infections are on the rise. The bacterium Escherichia coli, (commonly called E. coli) is the primary cause of the UTI. Researchers now concede that historic antibiotics used on antibiotic-resistant bacteria are almost ineffective when treating UTIs. This is serious as UTIs left untreated can spread to the kidneys and from there into the bloodstream becoming life-threatening.
A disease as prevalent as Urinary Tract Infection has the internet buzzing with queries for symptoms, treatment and remedies.
Urinary tract infection FAQs:
How do you know if you have a urinary tract infection?
If you have never experienced a Urinary Tract Infection, you will notice pain and burning while urinating. Second, urine looks cloudy, and third, smells unusually strong.
What are the causes of urinary tract infection?
Urinary tract infections are caused by one of three microbes. These organisms are microscopic. The microbes include the most common, bacteria, then second by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. Antibiotics will not have any effect on virus. A lot of bacteria have built up an immunity to penicillin and fungi has to be treated with an anti-fungal medicine.
Is there a home remedy for UTI?
A higher ‘PH’ of the body as in drinking cranberry juice, aloe vera, or baking soda helps, but only one solution, over the counter, colloidal silver limits the UTI to 3-4 days or less regardless of which of the three microbes caused the infection and the 3 microbes have not built up an immunity to colloidal silver as it kills all 3 in vitro within 4 minutes..
What is the best thing to do for a urinary tract infection?
Use the home remedies, if the UTI persists, see your health practitioner.
What is the difference between a bladder infection and a UTI?
Bladder infection and UTI can technically be the same and caused by the same bacteria. However, bladder infection is regionally just in the bladder, a UTI can be in the urethra, ureters bladder or kidneys. A bladder infection is commonly called Cystitis, which is inflammation of the bladder.
Urinary tract infection men; about 3 percent of men worldwide contract UTIs. Even though UTIs are more rare in men than women, the only symptom in older men, may be fever or confusion.
Urinary tract infection symptoms; UTI are usually self-diagnosable. The UTI symptoms includes, fatigue, fever, an urgency to urinate often, pain while urinating, and sometimes blood in the urine. Symptoms of urinary tract infection also include a burning sensation when urinating, persistent urge to urinate, passing small amounts of urine, pelvic pain, in women, and awakening to pass urine.
Urinary tract infection treatment;
Colloidal silver 1100 ppm, drinking unsweetened cranberry juice, Urinating after sexual intercourse, important to drink as much fluids as possible flushing bacteria from the body, take more Vitamin C, Increase Vitamin D and use essential oils. Contact your health practitioner if UTI does not clear up after 5 days for a prescription.