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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

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.

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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 properly.

Having a thin, flexible, hollow tube, called a catheter, in place to drain urine.

An underlying health condition may also be responsible.

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 urine infections.

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.
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