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Why are women susceptible to urinary tract infections?

Urinary tract infection is a disease of bacteria that develop into the urinary system and cause inflammation. Various survey data show that in adults, women suffering from urinary tract infection was significantly more than men. So why are...

Why are women susceptible to urinary tract infections?

Sep 17, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

Urinary tract infection is a disease of bacteria that develop into the urinary system and cause inflammation. Various survey data show that in adults, women suffering from urinary tract infection was significantly more than men. So why are women susceptible to urinary tract infections?

Why are women susceptible to urinary tract infections?

The structural specificity of the urogenital system in women, and the urethra of women is shorter and less relaxed than men, and bacteria are easy to enter. Therefore, women should enhance their awareness of self-protection.

Female urethra and vagina and anus near the male urethra away from the perineum, but also a "space distance", which is not susceptible to urinary tract infection. The female urethra and vagina, anal distance is very close, whether it is vaginal or anal around, there are a large number of bacteria, vaginal secretions is also a better medium, the use of bacteria easier to reproduce. Therefore, women's prevention of  urinary tract infection is the use of frequent cleaning, minimizing the number of bacteria. To reduce the chance of an attack.

During pregnancy, the enlarged uterus presses near the bladder and ureter, and endocrine changes also relax and slow peristalsis of the ureter, causing a slow flow of urine or a mild effusion. This situation is also conducive to bacterial invasion and reproduction and pathogenic. Some people used antimicrobial agents to prevent it, but this method is inadvisable. Because of the abuse of antibiotics may have some negative effects on the mother and fetus, and long pregnancy in October, is impossible to guard against. Safety law or close observation, regular examination of urine, once found in time treatment.

Holding back urine is a common habit of women. It will cause two kinds of adverse consequences. First, the urine in the bladder to stay a long time, if there is a small amount of bacteria intrusion, it will have more time to reproduce, there are more time to invade the organization; Second, the bladder full of pressure, increased pressure, urine will flow up to the ureter, if there is bacterial invasion, will be sent to the more upstream bacteria, causing pyelonephritis. The solution is of course not holding back, even should develop good habits of diligence "solution.

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