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The experienced urologists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital evaluate and analyze each patient's affection and formulate personalized treatment plans. Additionally, our specialists have access to some of the most effective and innovative medical techniques available, which helps them cure the patients' conditions and alleviate their symptoms effectively.
Urinary tract infections, also known as UTIs, are bacterial infections that affect the urinary system. Although these infections can affect both sexes, they are most commonly detected in women, due to the differences between the male and the female anatomy. In the majority of cases, UTIs are caused by the E. coli bacteria, by fungi or by other bacteria. Urinary tract infections are the most common type of bacterial infections in women and their most common symptoms are frequent urge to urinate and the burning sensation felt while urinating.
Considering the fact that UTIs are usually caused by bacterial infections, the most commonly prescribed treatments consist of antibiotics. The type of antibiotics that will be prescribed depends on the type of bacteria that causes the patient’s infection and on their current symptoms. It is highly recommended to go through the full course of treatment, and it is important not to disrupt the antibiotics treatment when the symptoms start to ameliorate. Although the symptoms may be gone, this does not automatically mean that the infection is completely gone as well, and in some cases, the patients could be dealing with something known as an antibiotic resistance. All things considered, some of the most common treatment methods used when dealing with urinary tract infections are:
There are two types of urinary tract infections:
The most common symptoms experienced by patients affected by UTIs are:
When the patients show signs that they might be suffering from kidney failure, doctors usually recommend the following tests:
There are certain factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing a UTI:
In the majority of cases, UTI happens as a result of bacterial infection, but this is not always the case. Some of the most common causes that can lead to urinary tract infections are:
With UTIs being one of the most common bacterial infections, especially in women, it is only natural for people to try to find different methods of dealing with these affections and their symptoms. However, these treatments have not been scientifically confirmed so it is extremely important to always ask for a doctor’s advice before trying any of them. Some of the most popular alternative remedies for urinary tract infections are:
Are you suffering from urinary tract infections? You can always learn more about urinary tract conditions and how to treat and cure them by getting in touch with our highly-skilled urologists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.
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