Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection affecting the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. It typically occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and multiply, leading to inflammation and infection. Symptoms of a UTI may include frequent and painful urination, a strong urge to urinate, cloudy or bloody urine, and discomfort or pressure in the lower abdomen. UTIs can be diagnosed through a urine test and are usually treated with antibiotics to clear the infection. Drinking plenty of fluids, urinating frequently, and practicing good hygiene can help prevent UTIs. However, untreated UTIs can lead to complications such as kidney infections, so prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential.