Sunday, 6 April 2014
URINARY TRACT INFECTION
The urinary tract starts at the kidney, continues as a tube[the ureter] between the kidney and the bladder, expands as the bladder and then goes on as a tube between the bladder and the out side.
Infection of the urinary tract is usually due to the spread of bacteria from the outside up along the uretha to infect the bladder and then in most cases , up along the urether to affect the kidney.
A woman has a shorter urethra than a man and therefore is more likely to develop infection of the bladder.
SYMPTOMS OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION
1. Frequent urination
2. Painful urination
3. Backache in the kidney area
6. Cloudy urine
7. Urine that appears red, bright pink or dark
8. Smelly urine
9. Pelvic pain in women and rectal pain in men.
The solution is to see your doctor if you notice these symptoms because untreated urinary tract infection can damage the kidney.