Share this post on your profile with a comment of your own:

Successfully Shared!

View on my Profile
Back to Homepage

Urinary Tract Infection – Causes

December 1, 2021


Common causes of urinary tract infections include sexual activity, low estrogen, incontinence, contamination from stool, and immunosuppression. Urinary tract infections are most commonly caused by bacteria, but if someone has taken a lot of antibiotics or has a compromised immune system, then yeast can actually cause urinary tract infections. Viruses also likely cause urinary tract infections too. But because routine urine tests do not check for this, it’s not typically detected. A urinary tract infection can move up from the bladder into the kidneys, causing pyelonephritis. This usually requires intravenous antibiotics in order to treat the infection so it doesn’t move into the bloodstream and cause sepsis.

Send this to a friend