Symptoms of urinary tract infections include:
- Frequent urination
- Burning sensation when urination
- Cloudy urine
- Blood in urine
- Pain in the pelvic area
Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter into the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in number. The most common causes of UTIs include.
The following factors increase the risk of Urinary tract infections in people:
Urinary tract infections can be prevented by staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water, emptying the bladder soon after intercourse and switching to safer birth controlling methods.
Treatment through medications is used to treat simple as well frequent urinary infections. If the patient has simple urinary infections, the doctor may recommend drugs like antibiotics, analgesics, Trimethoprim, Fosfomycin, Nitrofurantoin and Ciprofloxacin to relieve the symptoms. However, if the infections are frequent, the doctor recommends low-dose antibiotics or Vaginal estrogen therapy if the patient is postmenopausal.
One should consult a doctor if one experiences severe problems while urinating or if other prominent signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections are observed.