What is a urine infection and what causes it?

4 Jun

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 What is a urine infection and what causes it?

When the infection is just in the bladder and urethra, this is called a lower UTI. If it travels up to affect one or both kidneys as well then it is called an upper UTI. This can be more serious than lower UTIs, as the kidneys can become damaged by the infection. Recurrent urinary tract infections can cause kidney damage if left untreated, 

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a very common health problem. While both men and women get UTIs, women are more prone to them. A UTI occurs when the bladder and its exit tubes are infected by bacteria. Some of the causes are sexual intercourse, waiting too long to urinate, pregnancy, menopause, and diabetes.

Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinatepassing small quantities of urinea burning sensation when…

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