‘Women more prone to urinary tract infection’

Kathmandu, December 24

Doctors have advised women to maintain hygiene to avoid urinary tract infection as urinary tract infections are common in women, and many women experience such infection more than once during their lifetimes.

“Women are prone to UTI compared to men as women have a shorter urethra making it easy for bacteria to reach the urinary bladder,” said Dr Ashok Kunwar, senior registrar at Kathmandu Model Hospital.  UTI occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. “Everyday, from among patients visiting the urology department, 15 per cent are found to be suffering from urinary tract infection,” said the doctor.

“Similarly, men usually visit hospitals with UTI when they suffer from prostate complications. Therefore, men with UTI should visit hospitals as they could be suffering from prostrate problems,” he added.

The newlywed women are also under the risk to UTI. As such, they should properly maintain personal hygiene. “If anyone shows symptoms such as strong, persistent urge to urinate,or burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent, small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, then one should visit a urologist,” added the doctor.