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UTI’s (Article 5) - Why do some people develop urine infections?
UTI’s - Why do some people develop urine infections?
In many cases the infection occurs for no
apparent reason. There is no problem with the bladder, kidney, prostate, or
defence (immune) system that can be identified. In other cases, an underlying
problem can increase the risk of developing a urine infection.
Bladder or kidney problems may lead to
infections being more likely.For
example, Kidney Stones or conditions that cause urine to pool and not drain
Having a thin, flexible, hollow tube, called a
catheter, in place to drain urine.
An underlying health condition may also be
A poor immune system increases the risk of
having any infection, including urine infections. For example, if you are
having chemotherapy to treat cancer.
Diabetes can also increase your risk of having
Being constipated.If your lower gut (bowel) is full and
swollen, it may press on the bladder. This may stop it emptying properly,
making you more prone to urine infection.