Urinary Problems

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Urinary Problems

What is a Urinary Problem?

A urinary tract infection, commonly known as UTI is one of the most common urinary problems and is an infection that occurs in the urinary tract. This infection is most often caused by microbes such as fungi, bacteria, and virus and involves the kidneys, ureters, urethra or bladder. This condition can be very painful, and the consequences can get critical if the infection spreads to the kidneys.

What are the Symptoms of a Urinary Problem?

The symptoms of a urinary problem vary depending on the kind of urinary problem. Here below are the symptoms of the most common problem- UTI.

  • A frequent urge to urinate
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Pain or burning sensation while you urinate
  • Cloudy, dark or bloody urine
  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Muscle aches
  • Vomiting
  • Pelvic pain in women, particularly in the centre of the pelvis and the area around the pubic bone.
  • Pressure or cramping in the lower back or, the lower abdomen.

What are the Causes of Urinary Problems?

Urinary problems often occur when the urinary tract is infected by microbes such as fungi, bacteria or viruses. Here below are a few causes of urinary problems:

  • A weak immune system
  • An enlarged prostate in men
  • Using a contraceptive diaphragm or condoms that are coated in spermicide.
  • Diabetes
  • Some other conditions that obstruct the urinary tract. For example, kidney stones.

How Can Urinary Problems be Treated?

Most urinary problems are treated with a course of anti-biotics. However, it is essential that you complete the course of medication to have a faster recovery. Besides, it is important that you drink a lot of water or other fluids, as it will help you feel better. If you feel that your symptoms do not improve despite the urinary problem treatment, it is essential that you visit a doctor or urologist.

How Can You Prevent Urinary Problems?

You can prevent urinary problems in several ways. A few of them include:

  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Urinating frequently
  • Wiping yourself from front to back after you urinate
  • Avoiding fluids that irritate the bladder. For example, caffeine or alcohol
  • Keeping the genital area clean
  • Avoiding the use of oils in your genital areas
  • Avoiding the use of perfumed products in the genital regions
  • Urinating immediately after sex
  • Using better, hygienic products such as menstrual cups or sanitary pads instead of tampons
  • Avoiding the utilisation of a spermicide or a diaphragm for birth control
  • Wearing cotton clothes that are comfortable and loose; keeping the area around the urethra dry.

Apollo Experience

Our Urology Department at Apollo Clinic is dedicated to making sure that you are always in the pink of health. Therefore, we offer you quality services and a broad range of treatments for all your urological conditions, one of them being urinary problems. With a team of highly experienced urologists, we assure to provide you with the best treatment possible.

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