Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections

There are many men and women throughout the world who experience urinary tract infections throughout their lives. As one of the more common ailments in the medical industry, there are a wide variety of different cures and treatments available for those who have contracted a urinary tract infection. Considering that this particular medical condition is extremely prevalent throughout the world, becoming aware of how a UTI is caused and how to prevent it can be quite advantageous to your overall health.

A UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) is essentially a type of infection that is brought among the body due to different bacterium, fungi, or parasites. When these organisms make their way into the urinary tract they begin to multiply and thus leading to an infection. Some of the symptoms that an individual may experience when they acquire a UTI include:

  • Bloating
  • Lower abdominal discomfort
  • The constant need to urinate
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Testicular pain
  • Blood in the urine
  • The urine is darker in color
  • There is a foul odor to urine
  • Pain and burning when urinating

The symptoms for a urinary tract infection vary depending on the age, gender, and location of the infection that is within the urinary tract. As per the aforementioned symptoms, they are commonly experience by all individuals who have acquire a UTI.

Although urinary tract infections are increasingly common among the nation (7-10 million doctor visits per year) it is still imperative that you seek medical attention once you assume that you may have a UTI. Without the appropriate course of treatment individuals may experience an abundance of organ damage that can inevitably lead to mortalities. The main organ that is affected by an untreated UTI are the kidneys. Considering that your kidneys are the most prevalent organ to help filter impurities out of your body, ensuring that you maintain the health of your kidneys is of the utmost importance.

When you are diagnosed with a UTI your doctor will generally provide you with an array of different medications to help ease your pain. Many individuals find that a course of antibiotics helps to clear out the infection whereas others tend to take a more holistic approach. With the implementation of an abundance of fluids, cranberry juice, and/or cranberry capsules you will be able to alleviate the majority of the discomfort that is experienced from your urinary tract infection. Although holistic medicine can be beneficial for some individuals, it is still imperative that you seek the advice of a medical professional to ensure that the infection has cleared your body.

Joel LemkeJoel Lemke
19:42 28 Jan 24
jeffrey halselljeffrey halsell
16:33 28 Jan 24
Dr. Zafar and his team did an amazing job! They made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. He was very professional and detailed oriented about everything before, during and after the procedure and even took the time to contact to check up on me personally. I highly recommend him and his staff!!
Wyatt KelsoWyatt Kelso
18:52 22 Jan 24
Matt SepanskiMatt Sepanski
01:59 22 Jan 24
Dr. Zafar is very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. He’s been very good about following up with me to check on me and make sure I’m doing well after my surgery. I would highly recommend him.
Brooke HallBrooke Hall
17:56 08 Jan 24
Dr. Zafar is personal, kind, answers all your questions, listens to you and has a great staff. Highly recommend if you need help in this area.
Lawrence OkpakoLawrence Okpako
03:19 08 Jan 24
Aaron SchmidtkeAaron Schmidtke
20:53 07 Jan 24
Great experience all the way through. Staff was friendly and helpful. The process was quick and painless. All the recovery tips helped immensely with a pain free recovery.
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20:06 07 Jan 24
Todd CowmanTodd Cowman
17:52 30 Dec 23
Dr. Zafar and staff provided exceptional care and education. It’s a small office but from initial call to visit and follow up I couldn’t have imagined a better experience. Experts at their craft. Trust the 5 star reviews.
Dave RogersDave Rogers
19:20 26 Dec 23
Excellent health care and caring
Dan Van LangenDan Van Langen
23:31 21 Dec 23
jodi sindtjodi sindt
22:09 19 Dec 23
Dr Zafar has made me a better person I have dignity & overall self esteem after years of embarrassing issues with incontinence he recommended I stop caffeine intake In one month my life has turned around thank you forever Dr Zafar
James RubleJames Ruble
00:00 18 Dec 23
Dr. Zafar and his team are welcoming, professional and compassionate. I especially appreciate the fact that they were able to tell me exactly what the services would cost before even scheduling an appointment.
Joe BrookoverJoe Brookover
23:55 17 Dec 23
Very much enjoyed working with Dr. Zafar. He was very helpful in explaining the procedure and steps after, and is incredibly personable. Would highly recommend.Update following procedure: Dr. Zafar and his team provided excellent care. I’m currently 4 days post-op and feel nearly back to normal. During the procedure he explained what was happening and helped by chatting about a variety of topics to keep my mind off what was happening below the curtain. The care instructions provided have given me a great guide to recovery. There are no shortcuts- just follow what he says to do and you’ll be back on your feet in a few days!
Lynn CarricoLynn Carrico
17:38 16 Dec 23
Everyone was professional and caring. They explained what they were doing in a way I could understand.
Lew KirkLew Kirk
18:17 13 Dec 23
Timely, efficient and effective. Dr Zafar and the staff are a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended for urology concerns.
Jacob SpjutJacob Spjut
02:59 12 Dec 23
I can’t recommend enough. Not only professional, but quick. A masterful execution of the procedure.
Luann SechristLuann Sechrist
13:32 10 Dec 23
Dr. Zafar and his team is one of the best! I cannot Express the compassion him an his staff always have for me. I have been going to Dr. Zafar for well over 10 years, and never one issue or complaint. Best urologist around. You are always in the best hands with him!!
Twan PortisTwan Portis
21:39 04 Dec 23
Mike SchakelMike Schakel
20:33 04 Dec 23
Dr. Zagar is a very professional, knowledgeable and kind urologist. I would recommend him to anyone.
anthony chiaanthony chia
19:38 04 Dec 23
I truly appreciate my visits with dr.zafar. He has always been professional and no hesitation to check everything. No corners skipped.
Adam HuddleAdam Huddle
22:28 03 Dec 23
Tanner SteinhoffTanner Steinhoff
22:06 03 Dec 23
Dr. Zafar and his staff are great. Very thorough and efficient. I highly recommend.
Edwin DornEdwin Dorn
21:46 03 Dec 23
The doctor was great. He was very Informative . I was in and out in minutes
Anthony AdamsAnthony Adams
07:31 01 Dec 23
Jerry MeredithJerry Meredith
00:57 30 Nov 23
Very informative of questions and explanation of situations, takes time to listen to patients promblems and concerns then offers advice or solutions. I would recommend Dr for your treatments.Thank you
Jerry MeredithJerry Meredith
18:37 28 Nov 23
Phil DoakPhil Doak
16:29 28 Nov 23
Dr Zafar is very kind, knowledgeable, and respectful. Highly recommend!
Rob ERob E
22:47 21 Nov 23
Dr. Zafar has been following my condition for several years now and has performed a very successful TURP surgery two years ago. I am doing quite well under his care. All questions are fully answered and adequate time is given me when I am at the clinic in Centerville, so that I feel all issues are covered.
MinaMina
21:05 20 Nov 23
Jason BuckJason Buck
13:06 20 Nov 23
It’s crazy how little discomfort I have after my procedure! Dr Z was great before, during and after. The nurses were so nice and made me feel very comfortable too. Overall very happy with the entire experience.
Lexy DetermanLexy Determan
01:33 20 Nov 23
I’ve been beyond pleased with the service and attention I’ve received through Dr. Zafar and his office. I was extremely nervous, and frankly a little embarrassed to talk about the issues I was having with incontinence. That was quickly put to rest by everyone I interacted with. I am so happy I finally went through with this process!
Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds
01:17 20 Nov 23
Excellent service. Dr. Zafar is great.
Brad PetersBrad Peters
16:02 10 Nov 23
James MoncherryJames Moncherry
02:55 09 Nov 23
5 Star Service and Professionalism!Upon entering Lakeview Center For Urology, I was warmly greeted by the front office staff, swiftly brought into a room and had vitals taken by a clinician.I was professionally greeted and had a very thorough discussion on my concerns with Dr. Zafar!I will be a returning patient when in need and referring friends and family alike to him and his clinic.This was a tremendous experience!
Patrick HolterhausPatrick Holterhaus
20:05 08 Nov 23
Very nice office, kind assistance from nurse/Dr. No complaints!
Troy HobscheidtTroy Hobscheidt
19:28 08 Nov 23
Dr. Zafar is one of the most informative, professional and thorough doctors that I have seen in my adult life. He used language that was very easy to understand. He went out of his way to accommodate me to complete this procedure. I look forward to working with him during my follow care. I would DEFINITELY recommend Dr. Zafar.
JOHN HARRISJOHN HARRIS
17:51 08 Nov 23
Very knowledgeable and detailed. Highly recommend.
Alex LevequeAlex Leveque
17:06 08 Nov 23
Good and clear information, honest and straightforward. Understanding of financial/insurance concerns and adaptive in response to personal concerns.
Nick SmithNick Smith
02:15 07 Nov 23
Dr. Zafar was great, gave me all the information I needed. As well as the rest of the staff was great.
Kenneth JonesKenneth Jones
19:03 06 Nov 23
Was very helpful an Respectful doctor
Jacob & Samantha SpjutJacob & Samantha Spjut
16:36 06 Nov 23
Russell MentzerRussell Mentzer
11:56 05 Nov 23
Christopher GallantChristopher Gallant
23:56 04 Nov 23
James TJames T
16:43 03 Nov 23
Dr Zafar was very comforting and knowledgeable, the procedure was quick with minimal pain. I would highly recommend his office to anyone!
Michael ScottMichael Scott
18:46 01 Nov 23
Bob McFarlandBob McFarland
18:43 01 Nov 23
I recently moved to the Des Moines area and needed to find a urologist. Dr. Zafar was recommended by my primary care physician. Dr Zafar thoroughly reviewed records from my old urologist prior to my appointment and made good recommendations regarding additional care.
R BerklandR Berkland
18:07 01 Nov 23
Pain free and worry free vasectomy today. Dr. Zafar is excellent and I'd highly recommend his methodology for the procedure. I was worried for nothing.
Cj DavisCj Davis
16:32 01 Nov 23
Joe BarthelJoe Barthel
15:01 31 Oct 23
Best urologist in the city always cares about his patients. Is always there when you need him. Best caring staff always makes time when needed. I have recommended him to several people that have had bad experiences and they love him. He has been there for me on three different kidney stone episodes didn’t matter time day or night he made time some way to be there. Will never change doctors. Never had an appt problem or billing problem. His staff is well trained and keeps everything on time thank you . Total rating is 5 with 5 being the top rating.
David KohlerDavid Kohler
01:23 26 Oct 23
My first appt with Dr. Zafar was very informative on what steps that needed to be taken to further help me with understanding and correcting my issues!The office staff was also helpful with all the information I needed and scheduling appointments for further examinations.So far ?
Austin OlsonAustin Olson
21:35 21 Oct 23
Great experience overall. Was able to book appointment and have procedure within 2 weeks compared to other places which take 2-3 months and a lot of back & forth. Staff was friendly and Dr. Zafar is very professional, knowledgable and keeps you at ease. Highly recommend.
Ben ParryBen Parry
16:57 08 Oct 23
Dr. Z and staff were very kind and helpful. The procedure went quick and painless. I continue to be pain free 4 days later. Highly recommended!
Nathan GarnseyNathan Garnsey
14:45 06 Oct 23
Jackie HarrisJackie Harris
19:29 02 Oct 23
Would highly recommend Dr. Zafar, he and his office made the entire vasectomy process as simple and painless as possible
Taylor FoxTaylor Fox
22:40 29 Sep 23
Ghazanfar GujarGhazanfar Gujar
16:30 29 Sep 23
Excellent service
Amy O'BrienAmy O'Brien
03:58 24 Sep 23
Everyone in the office is super kind and professional. Dr. Zafar was patient and has a great bedside manor. He covered various treatments to get to the root of the problem. Highly recommend!
Eric MurphyEric Murphy
19:14 26 Aug 23
Dr. Zafar and his staff were very welcoming, helpful and informative during my experience. Next day follow is always reassuring and appreciated. I highly recommend this office for a Vasectomy in the metro area.
Peter SeehusenPeter Seehusen
23:49 22 Jul 23
I had a Vasectomy done by Dr. Zafar. Was nervous about getting it done but it was a great experience. No pain at all!They emailed me the paperwork ahead of time. My appt was 1:20pm, I got in on time and I was leaving by 2pm! Friendly and helpful staff. Dr. Zafar was very nice, competent and very approachable with questions. Dr. Zafar personally called the next day to follow up even. Highly recommend the Lakeview Center!!
Hannah WarnerHannah Warner
23:50 11 May 23
The compassion, kindness, and care of Dr. Zafar, Amanda, and team went beyond any expectation we had for our healthcare needs. There aren’t words to express our gratitude. Dr. Zafar takes his time to listen and clearly explains potential pathways and education on conditions. The peace of mind our visit with Lakeview provided is invaluable. If you’re ever in need of urological care, Dr.Zafar and his team are truly rare in their compassionate care for their patients and I highly recommend them. Special thanks to Amanda, she is an incredible human with the biggest, kindest heart! ❤️
JakeJake
15:46 09 Feb 23
I chose Lakeview Urology based on the reviews and they don’t lie. The team was very supportive and comforting during the entire process and follow up. Dr. Zafar cares about his patients, the quality of the procedure, and goes out of his way to follow up to ensure your recovery goes smoothly. I highly recommend Dr. Zafar and his team.
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