A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your ureters, kidneys, urethra, and bladder. These are the structures which urine passes through before being eliminated from the physical body.
If it spreads to your kidneys, you may experience some serious health consequences and may even need to be hospitalized.
This type of infections is the 2nd most common type of infection which people get in the United States, accounting for an estimated 8.3 million doctor visits per year.
UTIs are much more frequent in adults than in children, but about 1 to 2 percent of children do get them. Furthermore, they are also rare in adult males younger than 50 years, however, they increase in incidence thereafter. Around fifty percent of women will get a UTI at some point in life.
Recurrent UTIs are also frequent in women and are strongly correlated with higher health care use and morbidity.
Urinary tract infections occur most usually between the ages of 16 and 35 years. However, seniors may be more susceptible to become delirious when they have this type of infection due to the changes in the immune system.
Spiritual meaning and causes of UTI
Blaming and criticizing everyone may lead to such a disorder. Another cause of this pathology is the rejection of love and the sexual act. That is why it is very useful and even essential for an individual to solve these psycho-emotional problems.
For a woman, another cause may be her sexual unhappiness, the fact that she feels unfulfilled, the man does not meet her needs, does not fully understand her, or does not comprehend her feelings in order to give her exactly what she needs. Therefore, she must figure out what she wants and then communicate with her partner.
If a urinary infection is preceded by a kidney lithiasis, then a reason may be the “piles” of anger, the negative emotions and the feelings that derive from them, that our psyche can no longer “dissolve.”
Other causes of urinary tract infections:
- the main cause in at least 90 percent of uncomplicated UTIs is a type of bacteria called E. coli, also known as Escherichia coli.
- spermicidal condoms or unlubricated condoms may cause irritation, that can create the proper condition for bacteria to grow.
- women with a diaphragm (as the location of the diaphragm doesn’t allow the bladder to empty completely, allowing bacteria and urine to collect) placed for birth control are at a higher risk for urinary tract infections.
- urethritis can appear when gut bacteria spread from the anus to the urethra. In addition, due to the fact that the female urethra is close to the vagina, gonorrhea, herpes, mycoplasma, and chlamydia (sexually transmitted infections) can cause this condition.
- they are also a frequent complication during pregnancy, occurring in 2 to 13% of pregnant women.
- being constipated is another cause for this type of infection;
- having type 2 diabetes Mellitus, because it’s harder for your physical body to fight other health problems, like infections.
- individuals who have a urinary catheter (a partially flexible tube which collects urine from the bladder) are at increased risk for urinary tract infection.
- waiting too long to pass urine is another important cause. When urine stays too much in the bladder, more germs are produced.
Spiritual causes and meaning of cystitis
A “nervous or irritable” urinary bladder indicates a long-lasting pressure inside it because it was not consciously relaxed. Take a look at your most pressing problems and face them honestly. You will be able to transform the pressure that irritates you and become free and satisfied, again.
Distress and restlessness for long periods of time lead to bladder disease. You must realize that relieving pressure always brings comfort. Learn to relieve yourself of psychological pressure and the bladder will take care of itself.
- pain in your lower tummy;
- a burning sensation when urinating;
- cloudy or smelly pee;
- feeling tired or shaky;
- a strong, persistent urge to urinate.
Wiping front to back
Women should wipe from front to back, particularly after a bowel movement. This good habit ensures that harmful bacteria doesn’t get into the urethra.
Take extra precautions after sexual activity (because it may increase the risk to introduce bacteria into the bladder area).
Drink plenty of fluids
Drinking plenty of liquids helps dilute your urine (approximately 8 to 10 glasses per day) and you’ll urinate more often, which in turn, facilitates harmful bacteria to be removed from your UT before an infection can start. If your urine is any darker than a very pale yellow, this represents that you are not consuming enough liquids.
Avoid antibiotics as much as possible, because they also kill the good bacteria in your large intestine, possibly leading to serious health problems (including an increased risk of yeast infections).
Have a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds, because they are scientifically proven to boost the function of the immune system and make your physical body better able to fight infection.