Urinary Tract İnfection
Urinary tract infection is an inflammatory reaction of the urinary system to bacterial agents. It is named according to the region affected by the infection in the urinary system: If the bladder is affected; Cystitis, If the kidney is affected; Pyelonephritis, If the urethra is affected; It is called urethritis.
What are the symptoms of urinary tract infection?
Cystitis; Burning and pain in urination Bad smell in urine Frequent urination Discoloration or bleeding in urine Weakness and fatigue Pain in the lower abdomen If there is an infection in the kidney; Fever Nausea vomiting Urinary tract infection is more common in women. Men should also be investigated for any underlying prostate or stone disease in the presence of urinary tract infection. Since the external urinary tract is short in women, there is a natural predisposition to infection.
How is the diagnosis made?
It is appropriate to evaluate it together with urinalysis when signs of infection are found. In necessary patients, advanced tests such as urine culture, ultrasonography or other imaging methods and cystoscopy may be required.
What are the Treatment Methods?
Antibiotics should be used in the treatment of active infections. To reduce the frequency of these infections; Increasing daily fluid intake Paying attention to genital and sexual hygiene Paying attention to toilet cleaning Taking adequate amount of vitamin C Stopping the habit of urinary retention Supplements containing cranberry juice or blueberry extract can be taken.