This thing related to UTI is absolutely false, close your eyes and stop believing in it.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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There are many diseases related to personal health, which silently surround us. One of these is urinary tract infection (UTI). This is a urinary tract infection. Its infection can develop in any part of the urinary system, urethra or our kidneys.

Even though UTI is a common disease, there are many myths about it that have nothing to do with reality. Dr Nivedita Kaul, Principal Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, CK Birla Hospital (R) busts such myths related to urinary tract infections.

Myths and facts related to UTI

Do only women get UTI?

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According to Dr. Nivedita Kaul, this is not true. She says, it is not that UTI occurs only in women. It can affect both men and women. Yes! It is 30 times more common in women than in men. Because, the urethra of women is shorter than that of men. Which makes it easier for bacteria to enter the bladder.

Are UTI symptoms different in men and women?

No, the symptoms of urine infection in men and women are almost similar. Burning or extreme pain while urinating. A feeling of having to urinate frequently and when one goes to urinate, it feels as if the urination is not complete. Abdominal pain below the navel and red color of urine are some of the major symptoms of UTI.

What causes urinary tract infections?

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Dehydration, uncontrolled diabetes, improper use of toilet paper, holding urine for a long time, and kidney stones are some of the most common risk factors for UTI. All of these invite problem-causing bacteria into the urinary tract.

How can the problem be solved, what is the treatment?

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It is advisable to drink plenty of water to deal with UTI. Apart from this, one should not stop urination to flush out bacteria from the bladder. In some serious cases of UTI, the help of antibiotics can be taken after consulting a doctor.

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always consult your doctor for more information.

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