Urinary tract infections, UTIs, caused by some types of bacteria and yeast affect men and women of all ages. Women, in general, are reported to suffer from at least one episode of UTI at some point in their life, and especially so when pregnant. One of the main reasons this commonly happens in pregnancy is due to the reduced immunity caused by accompanying hormonal and physiological changes.
UTIs are yet another consequence of sex women often have to think about more than men. Here's what you should know.
If you were a woman and you were even somewhat susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs) — which, thanks to some pretty glaring design flaws in female anatomy, you probably would be — there’s a good chance you’d spend a decent portion of almost every sexual encounter thinking about UTIs and how to prevent them.
Postmenopausal women taking estrogen therapy may be more resistant to recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), according to new research presented at the European Association of Urology 2020 virtual congress.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be treated by antibiotics, but may be fatal if left untreated. These infections are usually caused by what are known as uropathogenic E. coli bacteria when they bind to the cells of the bladder, ureter, or urethra with their pili. The body naturally produces a protein called uromodulin that aids in fighting UTIs.
Robert, a retired 86-year-old man, was outside gardening when he noticed pain in his lower abdomen; and throughout the day, he had difficulty urinating. When he asked his wife about the symptoms, she suggested he might have aurinary tract infection. "I can't have a UTI," he said. "Men don't get UTIs!"