A urinary tract infection (known by its shorthand “UTI”) is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system. The infections can transfer to the urethra, bladder, ureters, or the kidneys, depending on the severity of the infection.
Unfortunately, women’s bodies are at a higher risk of contracting a urinary tract infection, due to the length of their urethra. The female body’s shorter urethra ultimately benefits harmful bacteria, as these bacteria do not have to endure long distances before multiplying.
What causes UTIs?
The urinary system is built with an army of defense mechanisms that prevent small microscopic pathogens from entering your body. The defense system can sometimes fail, resulting in the entry of bacteria that reproduce in the bladder. Once the bacteria have multiplied successfully, it can result in a full-blown…