what are the main causes of urinary tract infection doctor. My so many friends recently gots this problem and I hears in TV and ads too about this thing. So whatts it & how it is caused. kindly explain to me plesse.
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. These are infections that can occur in any part of our urinary system, bladder, kidneys or urethra. Incomplete emptying of the bladder or any kind of irritation in the urinary tract results in UTIs. Important risk factors of developing UTIs include: • Sexual intercourse, particularly if it’s intense, frequent or with multiple partners • Poor personal hygiene • Conditions like bowel incontinence, diabetes, kidney stones, enlarged prostate and certain types of cancer • Use of certain types of contraceptives • Pregnancy or menopause • Excessive use of antibiotics as that can disturb the natural flora of the urinary tract and the bowel • Being elderly • Decreased mobility due to prolonged bed rest or surgery • Long-standing use of urinary catheters as that makes the entry of bacteria into the bladder easier • Being born with abnormally-formed urinary structures • Weakening of the immune system due to various reasons

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