Understanding the Causes of Urinary Tract Infections

Shimon Shatzmiller

Department of Chemical Sciences, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel

Dr. Shimon Shatzmiller, Department of Chemical Sciences, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel.

Keywords: Urinary Tract Infection; Pathogens; Bacterial Infections


Urinary tract infections (UTis) are caused by bacteria that increase the body's defenses in the urinary tract. They can affect the bladder, kidneys, and the ducts that run between them [1].
Urinary tract infection, like any other infection, refers to the invasion and multiplication of one or more pathogens that are not usually found in your urinary tract. The urinary tract is composed of the urethra, bladder, urethra and kidneys, and infection can be in one or more of these (see our chart below).
When urinary tract infections continue to recur:
Unless you are in the unlucky minority of the person who has never had urinary tract infection (UTI), you are well acquainted with the symptoms. You may feel frequent urination to urinate, but move urine slightly as you walk. Your urine may be cloudy, tingling with blood and stinky. For 25% to 30% of patients with urinary tract.

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