Silent UTIs : Things You Should Know
UTIs and Silent UTIs
A silent UTI however, does not portray these symptoms until after the infection has reached an advanced stage where the individual's position might quite possibly be life-threatening. While it does have symptoms like extreme exhaustion; this symptom is often attributed to lifestyle factors & stress. Other signs that might tell you that the tiredness you’re feeling could be a silent UTI include;
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People Most At-Risk
Gender:Women are more vulnerable than men. One of the reasons being that the ureters are shorter in women than men. Also, women who have suffered UTI once can have a relapse and contract UTI twice, thrice or multiple times.
Women & Reproductive Health: Females with a regular long-term use of contraceptives, and females after menopause are at a high risk of contracting a UTI.
Age: Individuals above the age of 65 are more at-risk as compared to younger people.
Sexual Activity: People who are more sexually active have a higher chance of acquiring the infection than those who abstain.
Poor Personal Hygiene: Poor hygiene or improper cleaning of oneself after urination, defecation and sexual activity increases the risk of UTI several fold.
Other Conditions: Conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, kidney stones, Parkinson’s disease, etc put people at higher risk for contracting a UTI.
Treating Silent UTIs
Preventing Silent UTIs
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Emptying your bladder frequently
Avoiding use of harsh soaps in the genital area
Including cranberry juice & supplements in your diet
Wearing loose cotton underwear