POOR HY­GIENE CAUSES UTIs

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Healthy Living -

Uri­nary tract in­fec­tions tend to be more com­mon in women and the el­derly, and oc­cur when bac­te­ria en­ter the ure­thra, blad­der, ureter and kid­neys.

“One of the main rea­sons why women are more prone to get­ting in­fec­tions is the fact that their ure­thras are shorter than men’s, which al­lows bac­te­ria to reach the blad­der eas­ier and form an in­fec­tion,” tells Sue.

Tak­ing ex­tra care with your per­sonal hy­giene cer­tainly won’t hurt, but there are many rea­sons you may be prone to UTIs, so talk it over with your GP.

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