Urinary Tract Infections
An inflammatory process in the bladder and/or urinary tract that is triggered by the presence of bacteria is a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Approximately 50 percent of women would grow a lifetime UTI. It may cause severe medical complications if a UTI spreads to the kidneys or into the bloodstream. It is also very critical that a urinary tract infection is correctly detected and treated as soon as possible. Compared with males, women are more likely to develop UTIs, since their urethra is much shorter. For men, a kidney stone or an enlarged prostate may be detected by a UTI.
- Track 1-1 Hematuria
- Track 2-2 Sexual activity
- Track 3-3 Use of spermicidal contraception
- Track 4-4 Genetics
- Track 5-5 Diabetes
- Track 6-6 Weakened immune system