Here Are Your Need-To-Know Facts About UTIs
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is often used to refer to bladder infections, however, it’s actually an umbrella term for any kind of infection that occurs in your urinary tract. This includes your kidneys, bladder and urethra. The function of your urinary tract is to clear away waste through urine—it’s a delicate ecosystem that is normally sterile. Unfortunately, harmful bacteria have a way of sneaking in and reproducing to cause an infection.
Many factors such as different body types, activity of the pelvic floor or hormone changes from pregnancy and menopause can also increase the risk of UTI’s. In some people, sex can trigger a UTI because it pushes bacteria back into your urethra—that’s why peeing before and after can help reduce the risk. Similarly, wiping from back to front instead of front to back transports G.I. bacteria directly into your urethra.
If left untreated, a UTI can potentially spread to your kidneys and cause serious health complications that can become life-threatening. If you experience chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, foul-smelling pee, blood in your urine, pain in your sides, back, abdomen, or groin, be sure to seek out medical attention right away.
COMMON UTI SYMPTOMS:
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Pain during urination
- Frequent urge to pee
- Urine that smells like ammonia
- Cloudy or blood in urine
- Discharge that ranges from thick white, yellowish-green or thin and clear
UTI’s are common, more than half of women will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime. That’s why we believe that prevention is the best medicine!
*Yoori products help you with UT health. If you think you have a UTI, consult your physician.