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What do swim suits, ice cream cones and bacteria have in common?
Yes, summer. And while it’s not a pretty picture, knowing about it can help prevent a lot of discomfort or worse as August rolls around. Urinary tract infections, which occur when bacteria grow in the urine, are shown to be more common in the summer, particularly among younger women.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) can occur in either the upper or lower urinary tract and therefore can exist in the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. They are common, second only to respiratory infections affecting about 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men at some point in their lives.
And in the summer, those chances escalate for several reasons. Knowing the causes will help prevent the burning and other discomfort most commonly associated with UTIs.
Summertime Ex-Tract: 4 Preventions
A UTI typically begins at the opening of the urethra, the tube urine passes through to exit the body from the bladder. The urethra is shorter in women than men, making it easier for bacteria to get to the bladder. But how do the bacteria get in the urethra? One common cause is e. Coli, but in the summer, multiple other factors increase the chances.
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