Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very uncomfortable, and if left untreated they can lead to serious illness. Once you have had one UTI, it seems that you will be prone for more. There are many possible causes for urinary tract infections; the most common cause for UTI is from E. coli bacteria and yeast which is spread from the rectal and vaginal to the urinary meatus. UTIs are most common among females, because women have a short meatus that is in close proximity to vagina and rectum. Other triggers for UTI are diet, dehydration, having diabetes, overuse of antibiotics, sexual activity, contraceptives and allergies.
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