Illnessness in Summer – Food Poisoning

Summer is the season of sunshine, warm weather, and outdoor activities. It’s also the time of year when the risk of food poisoning increases. As the summer heat sets in, it’s important to take extra care when it comes to food safety. The combination of heat and humidity creates the perfect conditions for bacteria to multiply, making it important to take extra precautions when handling and preparing food.

Food borne illnesses, commonly known as food poisoning, are more likely to occur during the summer months since warm temperatures promote bacterial growth.

What is Food Poisoning ?

Food poisoning is a foodborne illness caused by consuming contaminated food or water. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins produced by these organisms. The symptoms of food poisoning can range from mild stomach discomfort to severe dehydration, organ damage, and even death in rare cases.

Common Causes of Food Poisoning in Summer

Bacteria:  In the summer, bacteria can multiply quickly in warm and humid conditions. Bacteria like Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli are commonly found in foods like raw meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products.

Viruses:  Some viruses, like norovirus, can survive on surfaces and in water for a long time, making them easy to spread during the summer. Norovirus can be found in contaminated food, water, and surfaces.

Parasites: Parasites like Cryptosporidium and Giardia can survive in water, especially in lakes and rivers, which makes it easier to get infected during swimming.

High Temperatures: Bacteria thrive in warm temperatures, and the summer heat provides the perfect environment for them to grow and multiply.

Outdoor Dining: Summer is a time for outdoor picnics, weddings and get-togethers and other events where food is left out in the open for long periods. This can lead to contamination of food and increase the risk of food poisoning.

Undercooked Meat: Undercooked meat can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella.

Cross-Contamination: When preparing food, it’s essential to avoid cross-contamination by using separate cutting boards, utensils, and plates for raw and cooked food.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning

The symptoms of food poisoning can vary depending on the type of organism that caused it. Common symptoms include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Fever
  • Dehydration

Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can last from a few hours to several days. If you experience severe symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

Preventing Food Poisoning in Summer

Cleanliness:  Wash your hands with soap and water before handling food, after using the bathroom, and after touching animals. Keep kitchen surfaces and utensils clean and wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly.

Temperature:  Keep food at the right temperature. Refrigerate perishable food within two hours of purchasing or cooking it. Cook meat, poultry, and eggs to their proper temperature to kill bacteria.

Hydration: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, especially water. Avoid drinking untreated water from lakes and rivers.

Cook Food Properly: Make sure to cook food thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, and seafood, to kill any harmful bacteria.

Food safety:  Avoid cross-contamination by using separate cutting boards and utensils for raw meat, poultry, and seafood. Avoid consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, eggs, and seafood.

Storage: Store food properly. Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood separate from other foods in the refrigerator. Use perishable food within their expiration date.

Food poisoning can be a serious health risk during the summer months. However, by following the proper food safety measures, you can reduce your risk of infection. Keep your kitchen and cooking surfaces clean, wash your hands frequently, cook your food to the right temperature, and stay hydrated. By taking these simple steps, you can enjoy the summer months without worrying about food poisoning.

You can always call up specialists at Archana Hospital if you would like to know more about staying safe in summer and prevent health issues that are common in summer.

DEHYDRATION

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Summer is a season of fun and holidays, and it is a time for lots of outdoor activities. The warm weather provides opportunities to enjoy swimming, hiking, and games. However, with the heat, comes the risk of dehydration. The heat causes the body to lose fluids through sweating. When the body sweats, it loses both water and electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body. If these fluids are not replaced, dehydration can occur.

Dehydration can lead to serious health problems, so it is important to recognize the symptoms and take steps to prevent it.

Causes of Dehydration in Summer

Dehydration can be caused by a variety of factors, but in the summer, some of the most common causes include:

Hot weather: When the temperature rises, your body sweats to cool down. If you don’t replace the fluids you lose through sweat, you can quickly become dehydrated.

Humidity: When the air is humid, your sweat can’t evaporate as easily, which means your body has a harder time cooling down. This can lead to increased sweating and dehydration.

Exercise: When you exercise in the summer, you sweat more than usual, which means you need to drink more fluids to stay hydrated.

Alcohol and caffeine: Both alcohol and caffeine can cause dehydration, so it’s important to limit your intake of these beverages in the summer.

Symptoms of Dehydration in Summer

The symptoms of dehydration can range from mild to severe, and they can include:

  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Dark urine
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fainting

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to take action to prevent further dehydration.

Preventing Dehydration in Summer

The good news is that dehydration can be easily prevented. Here are some tips to help you stay hydrated during the summer months:

Drink plenty of fluids: The best way to prevent dehydration is to drink plenty of fluids. Water is the best choice, but you can also drink sports drinks or coconut water to replenish electrolytes.

Avoid alcohol and caffeine: As mentioned earlier, alcohol and caffeine can cause dehydration, so it’s best to avoid them or limit your intake.

Eat hydrating foods: Fruits and vegetables are high in water content and can help you stay hydrated. Some examples include watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, and celery.

Dress appropriately: Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that allows your skin to breathe. This can help prevent excessive sweating and dehydration.

Take breaks: If you’re spending time outdoors in the heat, take breaks in the shade or indoors to cool down and rehydrate.

Dehydration is a serious health risk in the summer, but it can be easily prevented by drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, eating hydrating foods, and taking breaks to cool down. If you experience any symptoms of dehydration, take action immediately to prevent further complications. Stay hydrated and stay safe this summer!

 

ASTHMA

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, which can make breathing difficult. Asthma can be triggered by any number of things, including allergens, toxic substances, and emotional or traumatic events. A person who has been diagnosed with asthma often has allergies as well. An allergic reaction occurs when the person is exposed to a specific allergen that causes a reaction in the body. If the reaction is severe enough, it can trigger an asthma attack.

Causes of Asthma:

The exact cause of asthma is still unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. People with a family history of asthma are more likely to develop the condition. Exposure to allergens and irritants, such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, smoke, and air pollution, can also trigger asthma symptoms. Infections, especially viral respiratory infections, can also cause asthma attacks.

There are several different types of asthma.

  • Allergy induced asthma is triggered by exposure to allergens.
  • Exercise-induced asthma is brought on by prolonged levels of intense activity.
  • Some asthma attacks are triggered by uncontrolled bouts of coughing, while others may be triggered by stress or emotional upset.
  • Occupational asthma often presents itself in the workplace and can be brought on by high levels of stress or exposure to certain types of chemicals.

Symptoms of Asthma:

  • Wheezing: A high-pitched whistling sound when breathing
  • Shortness of breath: Difficulty in breathing or feeling out of breath
  • Chest tightness: Feeling of pressure or tightness in the chest
  • Cough: Especially at night or early in the morning

These symptoms can vary in intensity and frequency, and can be triggered by different factors.

Treatment of Asthma:

Doctors treat asthma using both quick relief methods for acute attacks and long-term treatment methods as a means to control breathing patterns and keep acute attacks from occurring. Medications that dilate the bronchial tubes are used to open the airways when an attack is underway. Corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory medications are used to keep the lungs and airways stabilized so that if an attack does occur, it is easily brought under control. Doctors will often prescribe both treatments. The long term medication will be used on a daily basis, while a rescue inhaler is prescribed to control acute attacks when they occur. Some of the common treatments include

Inhaled Corticosteroids: These are anti-inflammatory medications that help reduce the swelling and mucus production in the airways.

Bronchodilators: These are medications that help relax the muscles around the airways, making it easier to breathe.

Immunomodulators: These are medications that modify the immune system to reduce inflammation and prevent asthma attacks.

Allergy medications: These medications are used to treat allergies that can trigger asthma symptoms.

Oxygen therapy: This is used in severe cases of asthma when breathing is difficult.

Prevention of Asthma: While asthma cannot be cured, there are steps that can be taken to prevent asthma attacks and manage symptoms. These include:

Avoiding triggers: Identify and avoid allergens and irritants that trigger asthma symptoms.

Taking medication as prescribed: Follow the treatment plan and take medication as prescribed by the doctor.

Regular check-ups: Schedule regular check-ups with the doctor to monitor the condition and adjust the treatment plan as needed.

Staying active: Regular exercise can improve lung function and reduce the risk of asthma attacks.

Managing stress: Stress can trigger asthma attacks, so it is important to manage stress through relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga.

If you or someone you know is experiencing Asthma symptoms, it is important to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. With the right treatment and management plan, people with asthma can lead normal, healthy lives.

Archana Hospitals has a fully equipped Pulmonology Department ready to answer any of your questions.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone.It is especially prevalent among women, In fact, as many as 10% of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency.

Risk Factors for Hypothyroidism

Anyone can develop hypothyroidism, but you are at increased risk if you:
Are a woman
Are over the age of 50
Have a family history of thyroid disease or any autoimmune disorder
Have an autoimmune disorder, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis
Have taken antithyroid medications (a treatment for hyperthyroidism) or have been treated with radioactive iodine
Have had thyroid surgery (partial or total thyroidectomy)
Have been exposed to radiation to your neck or upper chest area
Were pregnant or had a baby within the past six months.

Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Symptoms of hypothyroidism vary depending on how severe of a deficiency in thyroid hormone production you are experiencing, and the length of time your body has been deprived of the proper amount of hormone.

Symptoms also vary between people; what may be one person’s main complaint might not affect another person at all and vice versa.

Most people will have some combination of the symptoms listed below. Occasionally, a person with hypothyroidism will have no symptoms at all,or the symptoms are so subtle that they go unnoticed.

Fatigue
Weakness
Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
Coarse, dry hair
Dry, rough pale skin
Hair loss
Cold intolerance (you can’t tolerate cold temperatures like those around you)
Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
Constipation
Depression
Irritability
Memory loss
Abnormal menstrual cycles
Decreased libido

How Is Hypothyroidism Diagnosed?

Hypothyroidism can often be diagnosed with a simple blood test called a thyroid hormone panel (also known as thyroid function panel), which measures the amount of thyroid hormone in your blood. In some people, however, diagnosis is not so simple and more detailed tests are needed.

If you have one or more of these symptoms,or if you have already been diagnosed and treated for hypothyroidism and continue to have symptoms, it’s important to discuss it with your physician Left untreated, the symptoms of hypothyroidism will usually progress. This can lead to complications including birth defects, infertility, elevated “bad” (LDL) cholesterol, and mental health problems. Rarely, untreated hypothyroidism can result in severe, life-threatening depression, heart failure, or a type of coma called myxedema coma.

Knowing What is Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system. It is characterized by the damage and scarring of the protective layer, known as myelin, that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. This damage to the myelin causes a range of symptoms, such as 

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Pain in one eye
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling and numbness in your arms and legs
  • Muscle spasms and weakness
  • Difficulty with balance and coordination
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness
  • Electric-shock sensations with bending your neck forward

The exact cause of MS is still unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Researchers believe that MS may be triggered by a combination of an individual’s genetic susceptibility and exposure to environmental factors such as a viral infection, low vitamin D levels, or smoking.

MS is diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical and neurological exams, imaging tests, and laboratory tests. While there is currently no cure for MS, there are several treatments available to help manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. These treatments include medications to reduce inflammation, symptom-specific treatments for muscle weakness, spasticity, and other symptoms, and physical therapy and rehabilitation to improve mobility and function.

Living with MS can be challenging, but with the right support, individuals with MS can lead fulfilling and productive lives. This includes developing a strong support network, learning coping strategies, and being proactive in managing the disease.

It’s important for individuals with MS and their loved ones to be well-informed about the disease and available treatments, and to work closely with healthcare providers to develop an individualized plan for managing the disease.

Disease-modifying medications taken as early as possible and throughout the disease course can help stall the progression of relapsing-remitting MS. These medicines are available in the form of injections, oral medications, or infusion treatments. In conclusion, understanding MS is crucial in the journey of living with the condition. With the right support and treatments, individuals with MS can lead full and productive lives. Regular communication with healthcare providers and being proactive in managing the disease is crucial in achieving this goal.

Archana Hospitals has an excellent department of neurological care, including diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Do schedule a visit by calling our office at Madinaguda, Hyderabad.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy is a safe and customized surgical procedure to treat Shoulder Injuries.

If you have a shoulder injury that is not improving with non-surgical treatments, then your doctor may recommend a shoulder surgery. Some of the shoulder problems that may require surgical intervention include:

  • Tendinitis,
  • Partial Rotator Cuff tears,
  • Shoulder instability,
  • Fractured collarbone,
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Shoulder arthroscopy is a type of surgery that uses a tiny camera called an Arthroscope to examine and/or repair any damaged tissues inside or around the shoulder joint. Advances in medicine now mean that it can be used to treat a number of different shoulder injuries and conditions. Conditions that can be treated by a Shoulder Arthroscopy are:

  • A torn/damaged cartilage ring or biceps tendon
  • A torn rotator cuff
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Removal of any loose bodies
  • Shoulder joint infection

During this type of surgery, the surgeon will make small incisions around the joint area. The arthroscope is then inserted along with a sterile solution that works to expand the joint, giving the doctor a clear view and room to work.

Another incision is made for the surgical instruments that are used along with the tiny camera to repair any damage in the injured shoulder.

An arthroscopic shoulder surgery is typically an outpatient procedure and you will be able to return home the same day.

While it is a safe and effective way to restore the function of joints, it has to be performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon.

Advantages of a Shoulder Arthroscopy are

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster healing times
  • Less scarring
  • A more rapid recovery

If you have experienced joint damage or a shoulder injury and are becoming frustrated with the pain and lack of motion, it is time that you visit a Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgeon.

At Archana Hospitals, the Specialists favor non-invasive treatments (eg. medication and physical therapy) over more extensive procedures, but in situations where these procedures no longer provide relief, the right diagnosis and treatment is just a call away.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease(GERD)

Occasional feelings of heartburn are normal, but if a person suffers from heartburn frequently, the heartburn could actually be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD. A gastroenterologist can help get relief.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease often starts out as gastric reflux. Gastric reflux is caused by the sphincter muscle between your esophagus and stomach not closing properly. The incomplete closure of the muscle allows stomach acid to back up into your esophagus/oral cavity /lung, causing the burning sensation known as heartburn.

Acid reflux can grow worse over time, developing into a chronic condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Signs and symptoms of GERD include:

Typical symptoms:
● Heartburn
● Reflux
● Chest pain
● Difficulty in swallowing

Atypical symptoms:

● Upper abdominal pain
● Nausea, bloating, belching
● Chronic cough, Asthma
● A sour taste and bad breath
● Eroding tooth enamel which causes sensitive teeth
● Throat clearing ,Laryngitis

Risk factors for GERD include obesity, smoking, regular alcohol consumption, increased age. spicy foods, can also aggravate the symptoms of GERD.

Treatment options for GERD include lifestyle changes, such as avoiding trigger foods and losing weight, as well as over-the-counter and prescription medications. Antacids and acid-blocking medications, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can help to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach and alleviate symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the valve between the stomach and
esophagus.

It’s important for people with GERD to manage their symptoms to prevent complications such as esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus), Barrett’s esophagus (a precancerous condition), and esophageal cancer. If a person is experiencing symptoms of GERD, it’s important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

In summary, GERD is a chronic condition caused by the stomach acid flowing back into the esophagus. If you are suffering moderate to severe signs and symptoms of GERD, it’s best to visit your gastroenterologist for treatment. GERD is typically diagnosed with an endoscopy. The endoscopy can help identify irritated, inflamed, or ulcerated tissue due to GERD. The gastroenterologist can prescribe
medication to reduce stomach acid, soothe esophageal irritation, and heal ulcerated tissue.

Relief for the uncomfortable symptoms of GERD is just a phone call away. To find out more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of GERD, call our Gastroenterologist at Archana Hospital for accurate diagnosis and treatment if required.

KNEE REPLACEMENT

Knee Replacement surgery — known as Knee Arthroplasty — may be needed if other treatments for knee conditions or injury have been unsuccessful. Knee arthroplasty is a successful treatment for arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and conditions that cause knee pain and injury. The surgery involves replacing the damaged bone and cartilage with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic components.

It is usually recommended for people who have severe knee pain or stiffness that does not go away with other treatments, such as medications, physical therapy, or injections.

There are three common kinds of Knee Replacements:

Total Knee Replacement:  The entire joint of one knee is replaced with artificial parts

Partial Knee Replacement:  Either the inside (medial), outside (lateral), or kneecap (patellofemoral) is replaced

Bilateral knee replacementBoth knees are replaced during a single procedure

In addition to pain relief, the benefits of Knee replacement surgery are improved range of motion, mobility, and quality of life.

When does a person requires Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee joint replacement surgery is an option when non-surgical treatments — such as braces, physical therapy, medicines, and rehabilitation — don’t relieve pain. People of any age or activity level who experience severe pain that limits everyday activities and disturbs sleep are good candidates for knee replacement.

An orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacements performs the Knee Replacement Surgery. The procedure lasts about two hours, and requires spinal or general anesthesia and/or a regional nerve block (an injection that blocks pain signals to the brain).

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision on the front of the knee, removes the damaged pieces inside the knee joint, and implants a prosthetic device. After testing the prosthetic joint for proper placement and fit, the surgical site is closed.

Recovery time for knee replacement surgery varies depending on the procedure and your condition. Most people spend a day or two in the hospital and begin outpatient (clinic) rehabilitation and physical therapy. Most people can resume regular activities within six weeks following surgery, but full recovery can take three to six months.

Overall, knee replacement surgery can be very effective in relieving pain and improving mobility in people with severe knee damage. However, like any surgery, it does carry some risks, such as infection, blood clots, and nerve or blood vessel damage. It’s important to talk to the Specialist doctor about the potential risks and benefits of the surgery before making a decision.

Archana Hospitals is equipped with the latest technology to serve the needs of patients who require Knee Replacement by expert Surgeons. Please contact the help desk to know more.

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Conditions That Lead to Dialysis

Dialysis is a medical treatment that is used to filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood when the kidneys are no longer able to perform these functions effectively.

There are several conditions that can lead to the need for dialysis, including:

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD): This is a condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and unable to function properly over a long period of time. The most common cause of CKD is diabetes, but it can also be caused by high blood pressure, a family history of kidney disease, and certain medications.
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI): This is a sudden and severe loss of kidney function that can occur due to a variety of factors, including dehydration, sepsis (a serious infection in the bloodstream), and certain medications.
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD): This is a genetic disorder that causes numerous cysts (fluid-filled sacs) to develop in the kidneys, leading to kidney damage and eventually kidney failure.
  • Glomerulonephritis: This is a group of diseases that cause inflammation of the glomeruli, which are tiny filters in the kidneys that help to remove waste and excess fluids from the blood. Glomerulonephritis can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections, autoimmune disorders, and certain medications.
  • Renal artery stenosis: This is a condition in which the blood vessels that supply blood to the kidneys become narrowed or blocked, leading to reduced blood flow and impaired kidney function.

If you are experiencing symptoms that suggest you may have one of these conditions, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent or delay the need for dialysis.

There are several ways to prevent the need for dialysis:

  • Maintain good kidney health: The best way to prevent the need for dialysis is to take care of your kidneys before kidney damage occurs. This includes controlling high blood pressure, managing diabetes, and avoiding drugs and other substances that can damage the kidneys.
  • Eat a kidney-friendly diet: A kidney-friendly diet can help preserve kidney function and slow the progression of kidney disease. This may include limiting your intake of protein, salt, and potassium, and eating more fruits and vegetables.
  • Stay active and exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help lower blood pressure and improve overall health, which can help prevent kidney damage.
  • Don’t smoke: Smoking can increase your risk of kidney disease and other health problems. Quitting smoking can help protect your kidneys and overall health.
  • Get regular check-ups: It is important to get regular check-ups and screenings to detect kidney disease early. This can help you get treatment before the disease progresses to a point where dialysis is necessary.

It is important to work with a medical professional to determine the best course of action for you. We at Archana Hospitals can help you develop a plan to prevent the need for dialysis and manage any existing kidney problems.

Symptoms that may lead to the need for dialysis include:

  • Swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Seizures or coma (in severe cases)

It is important to note that these symptoms may be caused by other medical conditions as well, and a medical evaluation is necessary to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, do get in touch with us at Archana Hospitals where our Expert Nephrologists are always at hand to recommend the correct course.

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Urinary Tract Infections and their causes

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are usually caused by bacteria entering the urinary system, although they can also be caused by fungi or viruses. The most common cause of UTIs is the bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), which is normally found in the digestive system.

There are several ways in which bacteria can enter the urinary system and cause an infection, including:

  • Having a decreased ability to completely empty the bladder
  • Having a structural abnormality of the urinary tract
  • Using a catheter for a long period of time
  • Having a suppressed immune system
  • Using certain types of birth control, such as a diaphragm
  • Sexual activity: UTIs are more common in women who are sexually active, especially if they use a diaphragm or have multiple sexual partners.
  • Poor hygiene: Failing to properly clean the genital area can allow bacteria to enter the urinary system.
  • Bladder catheterization: A catheter is a tube that is inserted into the bladder to drain urine. If the catheter is not properly inserted or maintained, bacteria can enter the bladder and cause an infection.
  • Structural abnormalities: Certain structural abnormalities in the urinary system, such as a blockage or abnormal narrowing of the urethra, can increase the risk of UTIs.

To prevent UTIs, you can take the following steps:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, to flush bacteria out of the urinary tract.
  • Urinate when you feel the need and try to empty your bladder completely.
  • Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom to prevent bacteria from the anus from entering the urethra.
  • Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays or perfumed products in the genital area.
  • Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Drink cranberry juice or take cranberry supplements, which may help to prevent UTIs.
  • Drink unsweetened probiotic beverages or take probiotic supplements, as they may help to prevent UTIs.
  • Practice good hygiene by regularly washing genital area
  • If you have a catheter, it is important to follow the Doctor’s instructions for proper care and maintenance to prevent infections.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause a variety of symptoms, which may vary depending on the location of the infection in the urinary tract. Common symptoms of a UTI include:

  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Frequent urges to urinate, even if only small amounts of urine are produced
  • Cloudy, bloody, or strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain or pressure in women
  • Low fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a Doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. UTIs can be serious if left untreated, as the infection can spread to the kidneys and cause more serious complications.

If you think you have the above symptoms please get in touch with the Nephrologists at Archana Hospitals for immediate diagnosis and treatment.

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