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.

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Lakeview Center
for Urology

1000 73rd st STE 17
West Des Moines IA
(515) 277-8900
Fax: (515) 223-7361

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Audubon County
Memorial Hospital

515 Pacific St.
Audubon, IA 50025
(712) 563-2611

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Wayne County Hospital
417 S. East Street
P.O. Box 305 Corydon,
IA 50060-3050
(641) 872-2260

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Mercy Medical Center
One St. Joseph’s Drive
Centerville, IA 52544
(641) 437-4111

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Lucas County Health Center
1200 N 7th Street
Chariton IA 50049
641 774 3000

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Monday to Friday 

8:00 am ----- 5:00 pm

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