If you have ever experienced pain and discomfort around the pelvic region, burning when urinating, feeling like you always must go, expel small amounts of urine, cloudy with a strong odor, it could be that you have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). While both men and women can have a UTI, doctors have found it is more prevalent in women due to women having a shorter urethra. This predisposes the bladder to more infections because bacteria have a shorter distance to travel to infect the bladder.
Women who are sexually active, or in menopause, or have recently changed sexual partners are more prone to have a UTI in their lifetime. Once you have seen your doctor, there are some things that you can do to help bring relief from the inconvenience and discomfort that comes with a UTI.
While prevention is not always possible with a UTI, practicing good hygiene, staying hydrated, and leaving the tight clothes for a younger generation goes a long way. Here’s to hoping your life will be back to an even flow in no time.