A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of any part of your urinary system, the kidneys, the ureter, the bladder, and the urethra. In urinary tract, bladder and urethra are part that affected by the most due to infection. Women are at a higher risk of developing urinary tract infection than men. Bladder-confined infection can be painful and embarrassing. Serious consequences can occur when a urinary tract infection spreads to the kidneys. In general, doctors treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. However, you can take action to reduce your chances of getting a urinary tract infection.
Any infection of the urinary tract can be diagnosed by the following signs:
- strong, persistent and frequent urge to urinate
- burning sensation during urinating
- Passing frequent with the small volume
- red, bright pink, cola-colored or cloudy urine
- Pelvic pain
It is usually treated with respective and potent antiviral or antibacterial drugs.