What is a chronic tract infection?
Chronic urinary tract infections(UTIs) are diseases of the urinary tract that either never responds to treatment or keep recurring. They will either proceed to infect your urinary tract notwithstanding getting the right treatment, or they may recur after treatment.
Your urinary tract is the pathway that prepares your urinary system. It includes the following:
- Kidneys filter blood and generate body waste in the form of Urine.
- Ureters are tubes that send urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
- The bladder collects and stores urine.
- The urethra is the tube that transfers urine from the bladder to the outline of your body.
A UTI can infect any organ of your urinary system. When an infection only infects your bladder, it’s usually a lesser illness that can be easily treated. Yet, if it spreads to your kidneys, you may suffer from serious health consequences and may even need to be hospitalised.
Even though UTIs can happen to anyone at any age, they are more common in women Researches estimates that 1 in 5 young adult women have recurring UTIs.
Symptoms of a chronic urinary tract infection
The symptoms of a chronic UTI attacking your bladder include:
- Frequent urination
- Bloody or dark Urine
- Burning sensation while urinating
- Pain in your kidneys that is in your lower back or below your ribs
- Pain in your bladder region
If at all UTI spreads to your kidneys, it may cause:
- A high fever
- Mental disorientation
Causes of chronic urinary tract infections
A UTI is the consequence of a bacterial infection. In almost all cases, the bacteria enter the urinary system through the urethra, and then they multiply in the bladder. It helps to break down UTIs into the bladder and: urethral infections to better understand how they develop.
Bladder infections: E.coli bacteria is a common cause of infections of the bladder or Cystitis. E.coli commonly reside in the intestines of women. In its healthy state, it doesn’t cause any issue. However, if it determines its way out of the intestines and into the urinary tract, it can lead to infection. It happens when tiny or even microscopic bits of faeces get into the urinary tract which may happen during the sex.
Urinary infections: Which is also known as urethritis of the urethra could be due to the bacteria such as Ecoli. Urethritis can also result o a sexually transmitted infection(STI), however this rare. STI include:
If you find any of the symptoms in you, then take a visit to your private gynaecologist.