Monday, 23 July 2012

URINARY TRACT INFECTION. U.T.I

A person in danger should not try to escape at one stroke. He should first calmly hold his own, then be satisfied with small gains, which will come by creative adaptations.

About half of human beings will get a urinary tract infection or UTI at some point in life. It happens when germs infect the system that carries urine out of your body the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that connect them. Bladder infections are common and usually not serious if treated promptly. But if the infection spreads to the kidneys, it can cause more serious illness.


Bladder Infection

Most UTIs are bladder infections. Symptoms include:

Pain or burning during urination

The urge to urinate often

Pain in the lower abdomen

Urine that is cloudy or foul-smelling

Some people may have no symptoms

Kidney Infection

An untreated bladder infection can spread to the kidneys. Signs of this include:

Pain on either side of the lower back

Fever and chills

Nausea and vomiting

The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.

See your doctor right away if you have signs of a urinary tract infection. A bladder infection is generally not a medical emergency but some people have a higher risk for complications. This includes pregnant women, the elderly, and men, as well as people with diabetes, kidney problems, or a weakened immune system.

No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause.

Although burning during urination is a telltale sign of a UTI, it can also be a symptom of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs.) These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Simple lab tests are available to distinguish a UTI from an STD.

Occasionally, UTIs occur without the classic symptoms. A person may have no symptoms at all. Yet, a urine test shows the presence of bacteria. This is known as asymptomatic bacteriuria. In many cases, no treatment is needed. But pregnant women, some children, and recipients of kidney transplants should be treated to avoid a kidney infection.

In time of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid.

The main danger associated with untreated UTIs is that the infection may spread from the bladder to one or both kidneys. When bacteria attack the kidneys, they can cause damage that will permanently reduce kidney function. In people who already have kidney problems, this can raise the risk of kidney failure. There's also a small chance that the infection may enter the bloodstream and spread to other organs.

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Many types of bacteria live in the intestines and the genital area, but this is not true of the urinary system. In fact, urine is sterile. So when errant bacteria, such as the E. coli shown here, is accidentally introduced into the urinary system, it can start a UTI. Typically, bacteria travel up the urethra to the bladder, where an infection can take hold. Women are more susceptible than men, probably because they have shorter urethras.

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.

UTIs are most common in sexually active women. Other factors that may increase your risk include:

Not drinking enough fluids

Taking frequent baths

Holding your urine

Kidney stones

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Treating UTIs

Prescription antibiotics will almost always cure a UTI. Your health care provider may recommend drinking lots of fluids and emptying your bladder frequently to help flush out the bacteria. Kidney infections can often be treated with oral antibiotics, too. But severe kidney infections may require hospital care, including a course of intravenous antibiotics.

Danger and delight grow on one stalk.

Some women are prone to getting UTIs over and over again. If you have three or more a year, talk to your doctor about how to prevent or minimize these infections. Your options may include:

Taking a low dose of antibiotics long-term

Taking a single antibiotic dose after sex

Taking antibiotics promptly as self-treatment when symptoms appear

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

A hospital stay can put you at risk for a UTI, particularly if you need to use a catheter. This is a thin tube that's inserted through the urethra to carry urine out of the body. Bacteria can enter through the catheter and reach the bladder. This is more often a problem for older adults who require prolonged hospital stays or who live in long-term care facilities.

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UTIs are among the most common infections in the elderly. But the symptoms may not follow the classic pattern. Agitation, delirium, or other behavioral changes may be the only sign of a UTI in elderly men and women. This age group is also more likely to develop serious complications as a result of UTIs.

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Babies occasionally develop UTIs, but they can’t tell you what they feel. Here are some signs to watch for:

An unexplained fever

Strange-smelling urine

Poor appetite or vomiting

Fussy behavior

It’s vital to treat a baby’s UTI quickly to prevent kidney damage. Promptly changing a dirty diaper can help prevent bladder infections. And of course, wipe from front to back whenever changing a baby's diaper.

About 1% of boys and 3% of girls develop UTIs by age 11. This includes some children who repeatedly delay a bathroom trip. Their muscles may not relax enough later to fully empty the bladder and flush away any bacteria. More regular bathroom trips and drinking plenty of liquids may help (somehow castigating a child for wetting the bed wouldn't be fair). A small number of children have a structural problem that obstructs urine flow or lets urine flow back from the bladder to the kidneys, triggering chronic kidney infections. This can lead to kidney damage.

Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.

Here are several strategies to reduce your risk of UTIs:

Drink plenty of water.

Visit the toilet before and after sex.

Wipe from front to back.

Avoid feminine hygiene sprays.

Take showers instead of baths.


Can you keep a secret? Maybe an angel told you that cranberry juice cures a UTI. She’s close. Some studies suggest it can prevent, but not treat an infection, and is more effective in young and middle-aged people. Cranberries contain a substance that prevents E. coli bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder. If you don't like the taste of cranberry juice, capsules or tablets may work, too. People with a history of kidney stones should check with a doctor, first.

Send danger from the east unto the west, so honor cross it from the north to south.