Bladder Infection Treatment | ZhongBa Hospital
A bladder infection or inflammation is most often caused by a bacterial or fungal infection within the bladder. In immunocompromised patients, yeast can easily cause infections in the bladder. This is also a type of urinary tract infection. This infection may refer to anywhere in the urinary tract, such as the urethra, ureters, kidneys and the bladder. In some cases, infections in the bladder are acute and occur suddenly. In many cases, the infection may be chronic and remain active for the long term. Early bladder infection treatment is recommended to prevent the exposure of the infection. We have Chinese female urologist in Lahore and male urologist in Lahore to treat it.
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Causes of Bladder Infection
Microorganisms that get an entry into the bladder through the urethra, causes the bladder infection. Generally, our body removes all dangerous microorganisms through urination. But, sometimes, bacteria can attach to the bladder walls and multiply rapidly. This decreases the ability of the body to kill them and resulting in infection. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, most bladder infections are due to Escherichia coli. This bacteria is naturally present in the large intestines as normal microflora. The severe infection occurs when bacteria get entry into the urethra through the skin. At that place, bacteria can get easy entry into every part of the body.
Symptoms of the Bladder Infection
The symptoms of a bladder infection vary depending on the severity. You’ll instantly notice changes during urination. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Cloudy or bloody urine.
- Foul-smelling urine.
- A frequent sensation of having to urinate, which is called urgency.
- Urinating more often than usual, which is called frequency.
- Cramping or pressure in the lower abdomen or lower back.
- Pain or burning when urinating.
Mid back pain also caused, if the bladder infection spreads in the body. The pain is associated with the kidney infection. Unlike muscular back pain, this pain will be persistent regardless of your activity and position. A kidney infection will often cause chills, fever, vomiting, and nausea. You’ll naturally feel quite ill. Kidney infections are more severe than bladder infections and need urgent medical attention and bladder infection treatment.
Anyone can get bladder infections, but females are more prone to them than males. This is because women have shorter urethras, making a shorter path to the bladder and easier for bacteria to get an entry. Women’s urethras are closer to the rectum than males’ urethras. This means there is a shorter distance for bacteria to reach. As men age, the prostate can expand. This can also cause a reduction in the flow of urine and enhance the likelihood of a male developing a urinary tract infection.
Risk Factors for Bladder Infection:
Other factors can intensify the risk of bladder infections for both males and females. These include:
- Surgical procedure within the urinary tract.
- Advanced age.
- Urinary tract abnormality, which is due to birth defects or injuries.
- Enlarged prostate.
- Bowel incontinence.
- Narrowed urethra.
- Weakened immune system.
- Urinary obstruction, which is a blockage in the bladder or urethra.
- Urinary retention, which means difficulty emptying the bladder.
- Nervous system conditions that affect bladder function, like multiple sclerosis.
- Insufficient fluid intake.
- A urinary catheter.
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