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Urinary Incontience, UTI & Frequency Problems

There are different types of incontinence. Stress incontinence, for example, causes urine to leak when you laugh or cough. Overactive bladder (OAB), also known as urge incontinence, is caused by urinary muscle spasms. Multiple pregnancies, being overweight and genetic weaknesses can increase your risk.

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are extremely common bacterial infections. They are usually not serious, but with some exceptions. The urinary tract includes your bladder, kidneys, ureters (tubes connecting your kidneys to your bladder), and urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder out of your body). If you have kidney UTI, it’s called pyelonephritis. If it’s in your bladder, the medical term is cystitis.

Who gets urinary tract infections?

Anyone can contract a UTI, but your risk is greater if you:

  • Are female
  • Have had previous UTIs
  • Have a condition that affects your bladder's nerves (including diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or spinal cord injury)
  • Are menopausal
  • Are overweight
  • Have blockage (tumor, kidney stone, or an enlarged prostate) that impedes urination
  • Use a diaphragm or spermicide for birth control
  • Have a catheter to drain urine from your bladder
  • Are a homosexual man, have HIV, or uncircumcised

Most of these conditions raise the odds that a simple bladder infection may become a more serious kidney infection or sepsis (infection in your bloodstream). A kidney infection can lead to premature delivery if you are pregnant. You are more likely to get a UTI if you have an autoimmune disease or diabetes. These conditions reduce your body’s ability to fend off germs that cause UTIs.

Why women are more likely to have UTIs

Women are more likely to get UTIs because the tube that connects the bladder to the outside (the urethra) is much shorter than in men. Because the urethral opening is closer to the anus in women, it’s easier for bacteria from stool to get into their urethra. Contact and fluids spread during sex also make it easier for bacteria from the vagina and anus to enter the urethra.

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