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Urinary Tract Infections - Causes

  • kidney stones
  • frequent sex
  • diabetes
  • low immunity
  • spermicidal and tampons
  • antibiotics
  • back flow of urine

Improper emptying of bladder:

  • avoidance in passing urine for a long time
  • enlarged prostate in men
  • pregnancy
  • obesity

Genetic: some women are predisposed to have recurrent UTIs.

Structure: abnormalities of the urinary system can also increase the tendency of recurrent UTIs.

Risk factors

Predisposition to stone formation:

  • increased intake of calcium
  • increased intake of protein
  • starvation or malnourishment
  • hospitalised patients
  • post-menopausal women
  • chronically ill individuals

Triggers:

  • use of non-lubricated condoms or diaphragms for birth control
  • hygiene sprays or perfume douches and bath products

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