Urinary tract infection could cause severe complications

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Kathmandu, December 24

Nitrites are byproducts of nitrogen waste and bacteria responsible for an infection develop in the waste, break such waste into nitrates that normally appear in our urine. Actually, nitrites are found in our urine when bacteria infect the bladder, ureters or kidneys. Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of nitrites in our urine.

As per the specialists, doctors can easily find out urinary tract infection (UTI) through testing urine samples and such symptoms could be reduced quickly and complications could be prevented if diagnosed at an early stage.

The most common cause of nitrates (medically known as nitrituria) is UTI, which can affect any part of the urinary tract such as the bladder and urethra, which together make up the lower urinary tract. And UTIs could cause very few complications when treated promptly.

Pelvic pressure, frequent and urgent need to urinate, blood in the urine, painful urination, lower abdominal pain, burning during urination, dark or cloudy urine and foul-smelling urine are the symptoms of infections in the bladder or urethra. Similarly, UTIs could spread upwards, through ducts called the ureters, and infect the kidneys, which could be very serious as well.

So, seeing a doctor is advised when symptoms of UTIs are seen.

As per Medical News Today, if the urinalysis reveals signs of infection, such as nitrites and white blood cells, a doctor could prescribe antibiotics right away. Or, they may need to send the urine to a lab, to determine what kind of bacteria is present, before prescribing antibiotics.

Doctors also advice people with a UTI to drink plenty of water to dilute the urine and help to flush out bacteria and also treat on time otherwise it could spread to the kidneys and cause more severe complications.

Last modified on 2019-12-25 12:32:08

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