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:
- Polyuria (excessive or abnormally large passage of urine)
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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.