How do you get a UTI?
The most common causes of UTI occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra resulting in an infection in the bladder, urethra, ureters, or kidneys. Most urinary tract infections affect women and occur in the bladder and urethra region, although men also develop kidney infections that can sometimes cause painful urination..
What are the risk factors for getting UTI?
Urinary tract infections are most common in women, and most women will experience some form of infection at least once in their lifetime. Risk factors specific to women for UTIs include sexual activity, certain types of birth control, menopause, urinary tract abnormalities. compromised immune system, diabetes and catheter use.