Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in Kolkata
Urinary tract infections or UTIs are infections in any part of the urinary tract. Women are especially prone to UTIs. A UTI may affect any part of the urinary tract causing:
- Urethritis. This is an infection of the urethra. This is the hollow tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.
- Cystitis. This is a bladder infection caused by germs that have moved up from the urethra.
- Pyelonephritis. This kidney infection is most often caused by an infection that has spread up the urinary tract, or by a blockage in the urinary tract. A blockage causes urine to back up into the ureters and kidneys. The ureters are the hollow tubes that drain urine from the kidneys into the bladder.
- Abscess. A collection of pus along the course of the urinary tract.
Normal urine is sterile and contains fluids, salts, and waste products. It does not contain bacteria, viruses, or fungi. A UTI happens when germs, most often bacteria from the digestive tract, get into the opening of the urethra and start to multiply.
Most UTIs are caused by E. coli bacteria, which normally live in the colon.