What Causes Urinary Tract Infection?

Q:
What causes urinary tract infection?

A:
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. It occurs when certain bacteria invade the urinary tract.

Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men.

The National Women’s Health Information Center lists these common causes of urinary tract infections in women:

  • Being diabetic.
  • Having sex.
  • Having a kidney stone or other factor that makes it difficult to urinate.
  • Holding urine for too long.
  • Producing less estrogen, such as after menopause.
  • Wiping from back to front after a bowel movement.

Be careful about the above issues and prevent the urinary tract infection.

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