Mayo Clinic Discusses Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection, MayoClinic.com. Notes that one of the risk factors for UTI in women is aging, because “after menopause, … tissues of the vagina, urethra and the base of the bladder become thinner and more fragile due to loss of estrogen.” Provides information on the definition, symptoms and types of urinary tract infection, and its causes, risk factors, recurrence, complications, when to seek medical advice, how to prepare for your doctor’s appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatments and drugs for simple or recurring infections, home remedies and prevention. Suggested remedies and prevention include drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice, using a heating pad, wiping from front to back, and avoiding potentially irritating feminine products.

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