UTI: Urinary Tract Infection

By: Keke Touchstone and Ariel Robinson

What is Uninary Tract Infection?

UTI is an infection involving the kidneys or bladder. These are the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from the body. This has two complications. The first is infection spread to one or both kidneys if the infection continues kidney function can be damaged and result in kidney failure. The second complication is that the infecting organisms occasionally enter through the bloodstream and may infect other organs or rarely cause sepsis and death.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of UTI include:

  • headaches
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • weakness
  • Polyuria (excessive or abnormally large passage of urine)
  • pain
  • fever


The UTI have treatments including:

  • Severe Kidney Infections are often treated in the hospital with IV antibiotics
  • Most are treated with oral antibiotic
  • Drink many fluids (water)
  • Urinate Frequently to flush bacteria out of the urinary tract

Over the counter treatments:

  • Cystex- Stop the Pain and Progression of Urinary Tract Infections
  • Azo- will only provide fast temporary UTI relief from pain, burning and urgency.
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How Does UTI affect the United States?

  • Urinary tract infections are much more common in adults than in children, but about 1%2% of children do get urinary tract infections. UTI in children are more likely to be serious than those in adults. Urinary tract infection is second only to respiratory infection as the most common type of infection. These infections are much more common in girls and women than in boys and men younger than 50 years of age. About 40% of women and 12% of men have a urinary tract infection at some time in their life.