Women are more prone to urinary infections

Clinical forms of urinary infections are asymptomatic bacteriuria,Fruta Planta, acute cystitis and acute pyelonephritis. Asymptomatic bacteriuria is defined as the presence of more than 100 000 organisms / ml in two consecutive samples of urine, in the absence of symptoms.

A common dilemma of clinical medicine is whether patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria should be treated or not. There are several scenarios in which antibiotic treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria has been shown to improve patients' evolution. Due to increasing antibiotic resistance is important not to treat patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria unless there is evidence of potential clinical benefit. Non-pregnant women, premenopausal with asymptomatic bacteriuria usually heal spontaneously and remove bacteria trough urination. However, these women have a higher predisposition to develop future symptomatic UTI than women who do not have asymptomatic bacteriuria.

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, often of infectious origin (often involving the Escherichia coli). Clinically is manifested by polyuria (elimination of urine in quantities greater than normal) with dysuria (difficult emission of urine with or without pain).
Severe crises are often associated with hematuria (blood in urine) and lower abdomen pain that persists after the bladder has been emptied. But why women are more prone to developing this disease? There are several factors that are criminalized in this "favoritism".

1. Intimate activity

Female urethra seems particularly prone to colonization with gram-negative bacilli colony due to its location near the anus, its short size (about 4 cm) and external loop location under labia. Intimate activity triggers the bacteria in the bladder and is associated with temporary episode of cystitis, so it seems to be important in the pathogenesis of urinary tract infections in young women.

2. Pregnancy

Urinary infections are detected at a rate of 2 to 8% of pregnant women, with variations according to socio-economic status. Between 20 and 30% of pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria will develop pyelonephritis later (inflammatory disease of infectious nature, of the pelvis and kidney.). Predisposition for upper urinary tract infections during pregnancy can be explained by reducing urethral tone (slight permanent state of tension of muscles (at rest)), decreased urethral peristalsis (all movements of the ureters caused by rhythmic muscles contraction, facilitating propel urine) and temporary dysfunction of vesicoureteral valve. Bladder catheterization (inserting a catheter in the bladder for solving a urinary tract obstruction) during or after birth causes further infections. A high prevalence of prematurity and neonatal mortality is associated with urinary tract infections during pregnancy.

3. Obstruction

Any obstacle in urinary freely flow - tumor, stricture, calculus (stones resulting from organic or inorganic salts precipitation that forms in the urinary tract) or prostatic hypertrophy - resulting in hydronephrosis (urine retention in basin, produced by an obstacle, urethral calculus, tumor compression, etc. followed by pelvis dilatation and, in advanced cases, by renal parenchymal atrophy) and an increased frequency of urinary tract infections. Infection superimposed on an obstruction of the urinary tract can lead to rapid destruction of renal tissue, so must be urgently corrected. On the other hand, if there is a low degree of obstruction, which is not progressive or associated with infection, care should be taken in attempting surgical correction because the infection may be more harmful than a minor obstruction uncorrected, which not significantly deteriorates renal function.

4. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Neurogenic bladder dysfunction occurs in diseases of the spinal cord, dorsal tabes (chronic disease of the nervous system of syphilitic origin, manifested by lack of coordination of movements (while walking), visceral pain, abnormal sensitivity etc.), multiple sclerosis, diabetes or other diseases and may be associated with urinary tract infections. The infection can be initiated by using catheters for bladder drainage (removal of urine from the bladder through a catheter) and is favored by prolonged stasis (stagnation) of urine in the bladder. An additional factor is often present in these patients is bone demineralization due to immobilization leading to hypercalciuria, formation of calculi and obstructive uropathy.

5. Vesico-urethral reflux

Defined as the reflux of urine from the bladder cavity upward ureters and renal pelvis sometimes, vesico-urethral reflux occurs during discharge or the increase in bladder pressure. Vesico-urethral reflux is common in children with anatomic abnormalities of the urinary tract and in children with anatomically normal urinary tract but infected.

Calivita herbal supplements helpful in bacteriuria and other urinary disorders

- Natural antibiotic effect of oregano oil has been proven to treat many kinds of infections, including bacterial, fungal and parasitic. Oregano Oil is an excellent natural remedy to treat infections caused by Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

- Liquid Chlorophyll shows a positive action for cleaning and detoxifying the body, shows antibacterial and antioxidant properties, stimulates cellular immunity and increase resistance to bacteria. It also acts as a diuretic and is useful in the treatment of cystitis and prostatitis.

- Because probiotics contribute positively to the restore of intestinal flora, Acidophilus with Psyllium natural supplement can be considered an excellent remedy against various pathogens that disrupt our body. It also helps alleviate candidiasis and other vaginal infections and strengthen the immune system for better resistance to infections and diseases.
Women are more prone to urinary infections