Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a type of infection that is very common. UTI can occur in renal tract (ureters), bladder (bladder), or urinary tract outside (urethra). The main bacterial cause of urinary tract infections, namely Escherichia coli (E-Coli) are normally found in human feces and used to live in the colon. Women are more susceptible to urinary tract infections because the female urethra is shorter than the male urethra so that the bacteria are easier to reach.
Infection can also be triggered by stones in the urinary tract that holds the colony of germs. Urine itself consists fluids, salts and waste products, but does not contain bacteria. Well, the problem lies in these bacteria that exist in the urine. If the bacteria multiply in the urinary tract or kidney, the urinary tract infection ensued. Another microorganism called chlamydia and mycoplasma can also cause urinary tract infections in men and women, but tends only in the urethra and reproductive system. Unlike the E-coli, the bacteria can be transmitted sexually so handling should simultaneously on a husband and wife.
Alert urinary tract infections because not all diseases of urinary tract infections can cause symptoms, urinary tract infections that do not cause symptoms is called asymptomatic urinary tract infection. If accompanied by symptoms, some patients complained of symptoms that often urinary tract infections such as:
Nausea or vomiting
Fever or chills, which may indicate infection has reached the kidneys (accompanied by pain in the lower back ribs
Pain in the waist
Urine color thick / dense as water tea, sometimes reddish when there is blood
Anyang-anyangen (to urinate, but no or little urine comes out)
Pain during or after urination
Urinary tract infections are caused by bad habits (less drinking, holding urine), catheterization, and diseases and other disorders, which are less healthy lifestyles, too much to consume high doses of vitamin C, sweet coffee consumption, and milk as a trigger of infection Urinary tract because urine passes through the urinary tract containing uric acid so that it can lead to kidney stones in the urinary tract that can cause inflammation of the bladder channel.
Here are some healthy lifestyle that effectively prevent urinary tract infections, among others:
Drink plenty of fluids (recommended to drink 8 glasses of water a day)
Clean up your penis before sexual intercourse
Immediately urinate after sexual intercourse to clear bacteria from the urinary tract
If cleaning the dirt, wipe from front to back, so that dirt from the rectum does not get into the urinary tract
Do not be too long resist the urge to urinate
Avoid bath, preferably with a scoop bath or shower
Using cotton underwear
Avoid wearing pants that are too tight will make the hot and sweaty making the area easier for bacteria to grow.