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Bladder Infections in and near Florida

Bladder Infections

More commonly referred to a urinary tract infection (UTI).  This occurs when bacteria travel into the urinary tract and can affect the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethral.
Urinary tract infections are more common in women than in men.

Cause

There are are multiple causes of UTIs which include; holding urine and allowing bacteria growth in the bladder; wiping from back to front after having a bowel movement; sexual intercourse (women); diabetes and other chronic illnesses;  enlarged prostate in men, kidney and bladder stones; long term use of catheters

Symptoms

The most common symptoms include frequency, burning, urgency, incontinence, pressure or pain the the lower pelvis or abdomen, cloudy or foul-smelling urine, blood in urine  

Detection

Urinalysis will detect blood, white blood cells, and presence of bacteria
Urine culture is essential to detect if there is bacteria present and the specific type of bacteria

Treatment

Antibiotics are the mainstay for treatment for UTI’s.  There are different classes of antibiotics specific to the urinary tract.

Prevention

It is critical to drink plenty of water, urinate when ones gets the urge, wipe from front to back, avoid certain irritating products such as deodorants, hot tubs, bubble baths
Cranberry pills and tablets are better than cranberry juice for prevention, TheraCran, www.theralogix.com

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