– What You Need to Know

A urinary tract infection occurs in the urinary system. It involves your kidneys, bladder, and your urethra. Some of the common urinary tract infections include urethritis, pyelonephritis, and cystitis.

What’s more, it is important to know that urine is a byproduct of the kidneys and is devoid of germs. When excess water, as well as waste products, gets eliminated from the body, it comes in the form of urine. In usual cases, urine gets excreted from the urinary system with no sort of contamination. But some bacteria may come into the urinary tract from anywhere, which may result in inflammation and infection termed as urinary tract infection.

The Signs and Symptoms of urinary tract infection

The condition may cause the overall lining of the urinary system to get inflamed and red that results in the following signs and symptoms:

  • Flank pain in the pelvic or abdominal region
  • Lower pelvic pressure
  • Frequent urination, urgency, and urinary incontinence
  • Dysuria and presence of blood in the urine
  • Nighttime frequent urination
  • Cloudy appearance of urine
  • Foul-smelling urine

The Causes of urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections are a result of microbes like bacteria that enter the tract, resulting in infection and inflammation. Although it may occur mostly in the bladder and urethra, the microbes may also travel up to your kidneys and ureters as well. Above 90% of the cases of bladder infections is a result of the bacterium named E coli which is usually present in the intestine.

The Treatment Options for urinary tract infection

There are certain treatment medications for urinary tract infections. Antibiotics will fight the infection symptoms. It is prescribed by your healthcare professional, who will select the most suitable antibiotics for the bacteria. Some of the common medications include the following:

  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Amoxicillin
  • Cephalosporin
  • Doxycycline
  • Sulfonamides
  • Trimethoprim
  • Quinolone

It is highly essential that you follow your healthcare professionals for taking the medication. Complete the course according to the symptoms. If you don’t complete the course, you will keep experiencing symptoms.

If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, telemedicine makes it possible for you to get the care you deserve. Schedule a virtual consultation with a Telakai Health online Provider and get on the road to recovery. Schedule your visit today.