Tuesday, 1 November 2016
UTI’s (Article 4) - How common are urine infections?
Urine infections are much more common in women. This is because in women the tube from the bladder that passes out urine (the urethra) is shorter. Also it opens nearer the back passage (anus) than in men. Half of all women will have a urine infection that needs treating in their lifetime.
Urine infections are less common in men. They are very uncommon in young and middle-aged men. They are more common in older men. They are more likely to occur in men who have to use a catheter. A catheter is a thin, flexible, hollow tube used to drain urine.
Urine infections tend to become more common as you get older.