Although the urinary infection It is more common in women than in men, we want to do prevention from our blog to avoid getting infected.
To do prevention, we must first know what this disease is and what it consists of.
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What is urine infection in men?
Urinary infection is the existence of pathogenic germs in the urine, due to infection of the urethra, bladder, kidney or prostate.
Symptoms of urine infection
Although urine infections can often be asymptomatic (have no symptoms), some people have:
- pain and burning when urinating
- constant urination (even right after urinating)
- pain and itching in the lower belly.
Given these symptoms, the doctor asks for a urine analysis and if the presence of leukocytes in the urine is confirmed, the urinary infection is confirmed.
Types of urinary infections
According to the main location of the urinary tract where the infection is located, it is considered:
- Urethritis: Urinary infection located in the urethra. Inflammation occurs in the tube through which urine is removed from the body (urethra). It is also known as Urethral Syndrome.
- Cystitis: Located in the urinary bladder and may or may not present an infection. It is the most common infection in both men and women.
- Pyelonephritis: Located in the kidneys. An infection occurs in the kidneys and urinary tract (leakage of urine from the kidney into the bladder). It is the rarest to occur.
- Prostatitis: Located in the prostate. It includes inflammation in both the prostate and the perineal area. This is exclusive to men, since women do not have a prostate.
How to prevent?
Here are some recommendations to prevent urinary infection:
- Get used to drink plenty of water every day. The fact of drinking water, not only helps the body a lot but it makes your urinary tract clean itself every time you go to urinate. 6 to 8 glasses of water daily is optimal.
- Every time you have sex, tell your partner to wash their hands well and you do it too. Contact with germs is another very common trigger for UTIs. Likewise, after having sex, do proper hygiene.
- Avoid tight clothing. You should also stop wearing lycra underwear and use only cotton underwear. When you go to the beach, do not stay long in a wet bathing suit, as it will damage the area.
If you have any of the above symptoms, then consult a doctor to begin treatment to help you overcome this urine infection in men, although it is also a disease that can affect women.