Tag Archives: Urological

7 Ways to prevent UTI’s

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects your urinary system; your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Normally, bacteria that enters the urinary tract is attacked by the body’s natural defenses and quickly remove the bacteria, but sometimes a bacteria may overcome these defenses and develop into an infection. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) are one of the most frequent types of infections. We have compiled a list of seven ways to help you maintain a healthy urinary tract system that could help prevent urinary tract infections.

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What is Urinary Retention?

Urinary Retention is the inability to empty the bladder fully. Your doctor may diagnose you with either a chronic or an acute urinary retention. Generally, with a chronic urinary retention there is an obstruction preventing urine flow freely through the urinary track. A common example for a urinary obstruction are kidney stones. With an acute urinary retention there may be a nerve problem that is causing an interference with signals between the brain and the bladder.

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