Bacterial Infection is Not the Only Cause of Urinary Tract Infections

Date:2021-08-23 click:
Urinary tract infections are prevalent in life, and many patients are miserable. It is a surgical disease that often recurs. The symptoms will reappear after a period of cure, which is very harmful to patients with urinary tract infections. 
 
To stay away from urinary tract infections, patients should start from the root cause. Since urinary tract infections are easy to recur, their harmfulness cannot be ignored. Therefore, treating urinary tract infections for patients must "treat the symptoms and the root causes simultaneously," combining prevention and treatment to reduce the recurrence rate. 
 

The symptoms of acute urinary tract infection are more prominent, and antibiotics are generally used for treatment. Patients with chronic urinary tract infections tend to use medications like herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill. Herbal medicine does not produce drug resistance and side effects, and the recurrence rate after cure is relatively low. The pill has the effects of anti-inflammatory, sterilizing, heat-clearing and detoxifying. If it is a severe condition, surgical treatment is needed in time.
 
Many patients with urinary tract infections do not have enough knowledge about the disease. Some are over-stressed, which puts a significant burden on the body and spirit, which is painful. What are the causes of urinary tract infections?
 
1. Pathogen infection: Escherichia coli is the most common bacteria of urinary tract infections, followed by Klebsiella, Proteus, Streptococcus, faecalis, Micrococcus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
 
2. Unclean sex life: According to investigations and investigations, a small part of male urinary tract infections are related to male sex life.
 
3. Ascending infection: The vast majority of urinary sensation is caused by ascending infection. Under normal circumstances, bacteria are parasitic at the urethral orifice and its surroundings but generally do not cause disease. 
 
When the resistance is reduced or the urethral mucosa is slightly damaged, or the virulence of the bacteria is high, the ability to adhere to the urethral mucosa and ascend is strong, quickly invading the bladder and kidneys, causing infection. Pathogenic bacteria reach the vaginal vestibule and the vicinity of the urethral opening from the intestines, colonize locally, and then enter the bladder along the urethra, causing urinary tract infections.
 
4. Prostatic hyperplasia: Prostatic hyperplasia can block the urethra and cause incomplete urination of the bladder. The antibacterial ability of the prostatic fluid in the elderly is weak. Moreover, the bacteria of prostatitis can easily invade the bladder and cause urinary tract infection. Increase the chance of disease, and the condition is challenging to eliminate.
 
5. Body resistance: It is also a common cause of urinary tract infections. When the number of bacteria is large, the virulence is strong, reducing the body's resistance. The invading bacteria may stay in the bladder to multiply and form a urinary tract infection.
 

6. Pathogenic bacteria: Escherichia coli is the most common, followed by Klebsiella, Proteus, Streptococcus faecalis, Micrococcus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
 
7. Recurrence and re-infection: Untimely treatment of urinary tract infections and improper medication often lead to recurrent episodes, which also cause urinary tract infections.
 
8. Urinary tract obstruction: Urinary tract obstruction caused by various reasons, such as kidney and ureteral stones, urethral stricture, urinary tract tumors, and prostatic hypertrophy, can cause urine retention, which makes bacteria easy to multiply and cause infection. 
 
Compression of the ureter by the uterus during pregnancy, drooping kidneys or hydronephrosis, etc., can cause insufficient urine excretion and cause urinary tract infections.
 
9. Urinary system malformations or dysfunctions: such as renal hypoplasia, polycystic kidneys, sponge kidneys, hoofed kidneys, double renal pelvis or double ureter malformations, and giant ureters, etc., all tend to reduce the resistance of local tissues to bacteria. 
 
The vesicoureteral reflux causes urine to flow from the bladder to the renal pelvis, increasing the chance of disease—neuronal bladder dysfunction of urination, leading to urinary retention and bacterial infection.
 
10. Urethral intubation and instrument examination: Catheterization, cystoscopy, and urinary tract surgery can cause local mucosal damage, bringing pathogenic bacteria from the anterior urethra into the bladder or upper urinary tract to cause infection.
 
11. Female urinary tract anatomy and physiological characteristics: Female urethra is straight and wide, the urethral sphincter is weak, bacteria quickly rise to the bladder along with the urethral orifice, and the urethral orifice is close to the anus, providing conditions for bacteria to invade the urethra. 
 
During menstruation, local irritation around the urethra and vulva is susceptible to bacterial contamination, vaginitis, cervicitis, and other gynecological diseases. Changes in sex hormones during pregnancy, postpartum and sexual life can cause changes in the vaginal and urethral mucosa and facilitate the invasion of pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, urinary tract infection in adult women is 8-10 times higher than that in men.
 
12. Weakened resistance: systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, chronic diarrhea, and long-term use of adrenal cortex hormones reduce the body's resistance and increase the incidence of urinary tract infections.
 

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